Steinar Moe Corporation purchased 4 hectares of land on one of the most beautiful waterways in the world. He is building a new city district in Skien, Tømmerkaia. Urban Space Lab AS was project manager for urban agriculture and green initiatives. Our partner was Århus farm co-op is a CSA (Community-supported agriculture). Skien high school and the 1100 students are using the park site as a laboratory for education. The site has great potential as an arena for co-creation.
In 2019 we held the first eight lab series for different classes to investigate the soil, water, vegetation and plans for development. Urban Space Lab AS hired experts in the natural sciences to lead the labs.
In 2020 we had two plant safaris, one with 40 teachers and another with 30 students. Our goal was to connect horticultural traditions to modern art in the park. Living labs work with water systems and blue-green metabolisms. Urban ecosystems are essential for the survival of our planet.