envisioning Lolland 2050 – an afforestation project
professors: Christina Capetillo, Sophie Sahlqvist, Kristine Jensen (visiting)
Forests come in many shapes and sizes, smells and colors. Forests can be dense and dark, with tall pine trees and wet moss, or open and meadowy, with wild flowers and solitary trees. This project is a celebration of the many qualities of the forest, and an urgent call for re-connection of farmland and landscape. What do we want our future landscapes to look like, and what would make sense if short term economic growth wasn’t a parameter? Lolland is famous for its fertile soil and perfect farming conditions, although the farmland is detached from the rest of the island. Forestland is about reconnecting, gathering and reprogramming Lolland towards regional development, with a long term perspective. The project focuses on protection of drinking water and biodiversity, recreation and city proximity, bio-production and economy. The goal is to revitalize a region through forestry.