How do you communicate important messages about soil erosion to
local communities who have little or no knowledge of the importance
of the subject and its profound influences?
Well, the answer in this case was to develop an activity trail around the Gansu Forest to get people out of the city and encourage them to learn about the nature on their doorstep.
Visitors encounter a series of big, bold interactive pieces, each of which has powerful associated messaging. A giant ‘pick up sticks’ sculpture, for example, communicates the idea that we all rely on each other for support and that the city and the countryside are closely linked.
A life-sized, walk-through labyrinth shows how the roots of plants underground knit the soil together to stop erosion.