Patterns of the biosphere – we are nature

‘Patterns of the biosphere – we are nature’ is an exhibition and event concept that gives you the possibility to show how different parts of Swedish society work with sustainability. The concept is built around works of art by four of Sweden’s most famous illustrators. The exhibition concept is a cooperate effort by the Swedish Institute (SI), interior design company Svenskt Tenn, the Beijer Institute and design studio Guringo.

This toolkit centres around five posters (98 x 140 cm) presenting Swedish sustainability research. The exhibition uses cultural perspectives to shed light on complex sustainability issues. The purpose is to create an aesthetic platform where Swedish art, design and research facilitates meetings and discussions on sustainability. This is both a format for presenting world-leading Swedish research as well as an opportunity to invite new and unexpected local organisations and  individuals to discussion.

The exhibition was shown for the first time at Svenskt Tenn in Stockholm with the purpose of highlighting Svenskt Tenn’s economical commitment to the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Instructions and manuals

Only 10 versions of the exhibition are available, so if you are interested in hosting an exhibit, please contact SI using the application form below to secure your copy now.

Manual for hanging and lighting the exhibition.

Building blocks

Five limited-edition illustration posters produced by Svenskt Tenn. All of them have English text, four are with illustrations and a fifth describes the concept and research. The posters are intended for Swedish foreign missions who are allowed to keep them after the exhibition.

Patterns of the biosphere background facts.

Texts explaining the posters for translation (ENG)

Suggestions for activities that can be arranged in conjunction with the exhibition

A folder in English

Opening speech

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 15,000 SEK for language translation,  production of the exhibition and inviting Swedish guest speaker (travel costs and remuneration). Application is done by filling out the application form.

The application must be sent in at least two months before the event. Resources are limited and financial support may not be available at the end of the year. Limits may apply.

By filling out the application form you agree to respect the copyright agreement for the images.

After completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Individuals or organisations who would like to show the exhibit should contact the Swedish embassy or consulate in your area.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, contact Michael Skoglund.