In a house in the countryside of Halland, designer Patrik Bengtsson and artist Caroline Mårtensson have created both a home in the form of a hemp lime house in a greenhouse and a platform for sharing knowledge. Based on this context, methods for sustainable construction and conversion are tested through art, architecture and participant-based events. In the exhibition, their processes and experiences are shared - everything from how the construction is integrated into the existing landscape to stormwater ponds and nature inventories for the preservation and maximization of biodiversity.
Patrik Bengtsson, interior architect and furniture designer educated at Konstfack, Capellagården's furniture and interior carpentry and with experience in building maintenance. Works as a consultant for FOJAB arkitekter in Malmö and runs a parallel design studio with furniture design. Believes that theory and practice need to interact to a greater extent.
Caroline Mårtensson, artist, educated at the University of Art in Malmö (M.F.A), as well as shorter courses in agriculture and environmental science. Works research-based, interdisciplinary, place- or situation-bound in relation to issues focused on the environment and climate, with an interest in the psychological barriers that stand in the way of engagement and norm change.