Planted in London

17 – 20 September 2020

From September 17-20, Planted, the first contemporary design show aimed at reconnecting cities with nature, will make its eagerly anticipated physical debut as part of London Design Festival alongside an exciting online trailer for next year’s main event.

Staged on a purpose-built outdoor studio and set amongst the trees on Granary Square, Planted Unplugged will involve a three-part talks series filmed in real-time in Kings Cross on Friday 18 September.

The studio created by Biotecture Ltd, will play host to interviews and talks led by biophilic design expert Oliver Heath (above) and former Sunday Times journalist Sam Peters, exploring how sustainability, food production, architecture, nature and design can combine to create cleaner, greener, healthier urban spaces.

Following hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed Planted Unearthed series, Planted Unplugged will focus on three specific topics; carbon capture, the right to repair and blooming buildings.

With a high-calibre line-up of speakers including Sebastian Cox, Andrew Waugh, Duncan Baker-Brown, Richard Sabin, Oksana Bondar and Heath himself, Planted Unplugged is set to lead LDF’s conversation on some of the most important topics of our time.

Planted Unplugged will be free to access online via registration at www.planted-cities.co.uk during the festival.

Planted Unplugged’s vibrant green studio created by living wall specialists Biotecture Ltd, features their new sustainable vertical planter, PlantedBox, covered in a variety of plants. Furnished beautifully by Vestre, the studio set will provide one of LDF’s most eye-catching installations and will be accessible to the public from Thursday 17 September to Sunday 20 September.

With sanitizing stations provided by Bramley and social-distancing measures in place, Planted Unplugged is set to be an exciting trailer of Planted’s main physical event in May 2021.

Planted is a contemporary design event and digital forum, reconnecting cities with nature. Through the combination of online discussions and a physical event in May next year, Planted presents a sustainable vision of urban living. With a focus on reconnecting with nature, and informed by the principles of biophilic design, Planted will present stylish, contemporary design ideas that improve lives today without damaging tomorrow.

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