Arctic tree drifter, 2019

The best slide deck about climate change comes from a Danish-Icelandic artist via @qz

'Ideas, and ideas about ideas. Suppositions and suspicions about relationships among abstract notions — shape, number, geometry, space — emerging through a fog of chalk dust ... In these diagrams, mysteries are being born and solved.'…

'The launch of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the Ocean and Cryosphere today, highlights the need for governments to urgently scale up and accelerate efforts to address the climate emergency and protect the world’s oceans.'…

The water we eat: Have you ever heard of 'virtual water'? Beyond our visible domestic water use, most of the water we consume is invisible – that is, used to produce industrial products and food. Here's an interactive breakdown of our water consumption:

I’m extremely honoured to become a UNDP Goodwill Ambassador. Urgent climate action is needed and the best roadmap for our activities is the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). As an artist, I believe that culture offers access to and a felt understanding of the challenges at hand, and I look forward to joining the United Nations Development Programme in working towards these goals

Olafur speaking at @socialgood To watch, just go to:

Today at 2:30pm New York time (8:30pm Berlin time), Olafur will be speaking at the Social Good Summit in New York. We encourage everyone to tune in! To watch, just go to:


Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot – ’This film was made from recycled footage with no flights and zero net carbon. Please take it and reuse it.’…

New season of Netflix's show Abstract premieres on 25 September

Live from SOE is a series of livestream episodes, conceived for Olafur’s exhibition 'In real life' at Tate Modern. Streaming every other week for 30 minutes directly from the studio, this is a chance to give our audience a view into our everyday life and what it means to make artworks, exhibitions, commissions, and works in public space with Olafur. Our second episode – titled 'Advanced geometry‘ – looked at how we work with geometry research and model-making, and how this research is eventually turned into artworks.

This video is an excerpt from the full-length episode - you can watch it on

Seeing spheres, 2019, Chase Center, San Francisco. Photo: Matthew Millman

Isolation by Fabian Knecht.…

Watch us live now from the studio kitchen! We’re streaming on, and we’d love for you to tune in – just note that the live stream on only works on desktops, using Chrome.

Broadcasting live from the studio kitchen, today at 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET! We’d love for you to tune in to – just note that the live stream only works on desktops, using Chrome. And please post questions for the kitchen team with #askSOE.

Join us today at 4pm CET on, when we broadcast live from the studio kitchen. Please note that the live stream on only works on desktops, using Chrome.