Collaborative Project

 

Welcome to GeoTree, the Collaboration Project for World Wood Day 2021. We invite you to join us, from wherever you are in the world, in a celebration of wood, creativity and connection.
The Collaboration has been a part of World Wood Day since 2014, in China. Under normal circumstances, a group of 20 makers come together for two weeks to design and build a sculptural installation. These Collaborations are about people, communication and the shared experience. They are about a diverse group coming together through the shared languages of creativity and wood.
As World Wood Day has once again been put on hold due to coronavirus, we have been challenged to create a new type of Collaboration. Five participants from previous projects came together virtually, and attempted to create a project that encapsulates the spirit of previous Collaborations but also reflects our collective experience over the past year. In keeping with the WWD theme we wanted to create a low carbon impact project that anyone, anywhere can participate in.
The result is GeoTree.

A GeoTree is a simple geometric tree form, made from a cube and a prism. You will collaborate with us by taking our collective design and making it your own. Your GeoTree will act as a canvas for your creativity and personal expression. You can carve, paint or make any sort of artistic intervention to the standard form to make it unique.
Follow the instructions below to make your own GeoTree. Make it any size, make it on your own or in collaboration with others, and make it using recycled or reclaimed materials, where possible.
Share your finished project with us on Instagram @WWDGeoTree using the hashtags #WWDGeoTree #WorldWoodDay #collaboration, tagging where you are in the world. If you’d like to, we’d love to see a photo of you, and hear about your making process.
At this time of separation we want to connect as many people as possible through this global collaboration.
Join us and be a part of WWD 2021.
We look forward to seeing what you create.

 

 
 

How to Make a GeoTree

  1. Each GeoTree is made from a cube frame placed on a prism frame. These frames are the canvas for your artistic intervention.
  2. Use recycled or reclaimed materials to make your GeoTree, where possible.
  3. Make your GeoTree any size, but use these proportions.
     
     
    Choose your dimension. This will be D.
    • • Your prism height will be D. Your cube measurements will be DxDxD.
    • • The prism cross-section is an equilateral triangle, so your three angles are 60°.
    The length of all sides of your triangle will be 0.9 multiplied by D.
    For example. If you set your D = 100 mm, then your triangle’s side length will be 90mm.
  4. Once you have completed your GeoTree frame make your artistic intervention. Express yourself, be creative.
  5. Take a photo of your completed GeoTree and some detail shots highlighting your artistic intervention. Take photographs outdoors, show us where you are; in your garden, town, or countryside.
  6. Share your GeoTree on Instagram using the hashtag #WWDGeoTree, tagging where you are in the world. You can also include the hashtags #collaboration #worldwoodday.

The theme of World Wood Day 2021 is CO2 & Wood. We are celebrating by making the collaboration as green as possible Please collaborate in compliance with your local pandemic guidelines.

For more information on Instagram: @WWDGeoTree
See examples of GeoTree posts
Download the instruction: Arabic / simplified Chinese / traditional Chinese / English / French / GermanJapanese / Portuguese / Russian / Spanish 

 

World Wood Day Collaboration Project 2021

GeoTree
March 21, 2021
Program Program Coordinator Participating Artists
GeoTree Launch Project design team Cillian O'Suilleabhain
Anees Maani
Yamila Cartannilica
John van der Kolk
March 22, 2021
Program Program Coordinator Participating Artists
Live streaming:
Conversation about GeoTree
UTC 10:00 AM
  Cillian O'Suilleabhain
Anees Maani
May 22, 2021
Program Program Coordinator Participating Artists
Design Team Conversation Project design team Cillian O'Suilleabhain
Anees Maani
Yamila Cartannilica
John van der Kolk
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Program Program Coordinator Participating Artists
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Community Discussion
Project design team Cillian O'Suilleabhain
Anees Maani
Yamila Cartannilica
John van der Kolk
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