Woodland Sweden – photo exhibition

Nature is prevalent everywhere in Sweden, including in the cities. There is also a long tradition in Sweden of using nature’s raw materials in our built environment.

Wooden architecture is becoming a new Swedish export item. Woodland Sweden is an exhibition which shows the rapid development in innovative contemporary architecture. It contains ten photo plates, each with a text that tells more about the different aspects of construction work with wood.

The exhibition is produced by Architects Sweden for the Swedish Institute and may be produced by Swedish foreign missions. The examples show Swedish excellence in wooden construction in a broad range: from the exotic wilderness of a ‘naturum’ (natural habitat information centre) in Lapland to the architecture of a daycare centre in a suburb of Stockholm.

We recommend the exhibition to be shown in collaboration with partners who has knowledge and networks within architecture and sustainability matters, in a relevant local context and location. Seminars or other public programs should accompany the event.

Building blocks

These overview documents show two different ways of hanging the photos on a wall (see page 2 in the manual). The exhibition can also be shown on the exhibition module. In that case image and text is printed on the same panel. Please note that the exhibition may also be presented bilingually.

Exhibition overview –  version photo frame version
Exhibition overview – wooden stud version

Texts in the exhibition:

(ENG)  (SV)

(SPA) (PT)

Film: Welcome to Woodland (password available upon request)
The film Welcome to Woodland (26 min) presents the ten projects and the architects displayed in the exhibition and has been added to the toolkit on demand. We recommend that it’s shown as part of the exhibition and may also be shown as part of a connecting seminar or program.

Slide shows
There are two versions of slide shows available for display in the exhibition. One longer version that connects to the film Welcome to Woodland and one shorter that can be used when the film is not on display.

Press kit


General instructions and division of roles
Manual for producing and presenting the exhibition

Financial support

Swedish embassies and consulates may apply for financial support of maximum 40,000 SEK for production of the exhibition, language translation and travel costs and remuneration for Swedish guest speakers.

For projects aiming to strengthen cooperation in the Baltic Sea Region the level of financial support is limited to a maximum of SEK 100,000. Up to 30 per cent of the granted sum may be used for external project management.

How to apply

To apply, please fill 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.

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

How to report

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

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For further information, contact Jenny Bergström.