Sammanlänkad - IKEA and Little Sun reveal prototypes for new solar products

On Sunday evening, the founder of the far-right Danish People’s Party (DPP) and current Speaker of the Danish Parliament, explained the loss of three DPP seats in the European Parliament as being down to ‘climate fools’ (klimatosser, in Danish). Needless to say, this comment drew vigorous responses on social media. With humour and creativity, Danes have embraced the term, readily identifying with their new climate fool identity. Interestingly, the insult contains some unintended truth: To respond adequately to the current climate emergency, we must act foolishly in the eyes of those who pursue business as usual.

The norms that we used to live by, the truths of yesterday no longer promise a glorious future of growth, wealth accumulation, and consumption. And only those brave enough to be climate fools – to transcend what was normal and what defined our lives and our societies not long ago, in order to become climate activists in ways big and small – are the ones who get this.

I myself am becoming a climate fool – and proudly so. As an artist I know the feeling of foolishness well. In art, foolishness is the condition that allows us to feel destabilised, look ourselves in the eye, embrace uncertainty, otherness, and ideas that transcend our individual lives. To not be a fool alone, but to find each other in this foolishness, suggests the foundation of a new movement, a new green European ‘we’ - Olafur

“A dodecahedron is nestled within an icosahedron to form this pendant lamp designed by artist Olafur Eliasson for Louis Poulsen” - OE Quasi Light featured in Dezeen. “What distinguishes it from so many lamps is that it shines in towards the core, from which the light is reflected back out onto the surroundings. In one form, the lamp combines precision in design with quality atmospheric lighting”, says Olafur

Berliners! Sign this people's initiative to declare a climate emergency

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Europeans - be sure to vote in the European Elections! And helpt spread the word: www.votetogether.eu, established by artist Wolfgang Tillmans, is a great resource

In real life, opens 11 July at Tate Modern, London

Job-opening: Assistant to the Head of Design at Studio Olafur Eliasson. Read more here: https://olafureliasson.net/jobs

REDUCE SPEED NOW - a new project by artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Somerset House, London

Justin Brice Guariglia - 200 years of fauna extinction, an incomplete list.

Founded by Nelson Mandela in 2007, The Elders are an independent group of global leaders working together for peace, justice, and human rights, of which Mary Robinson – the first woman president of Ireland – is Chair. Working both publicly and through private diplomacy, The Elders engage with global leaders and civil society at all levels to resolve conflict and address its root causes, to challenge injustice, and to promote ethical leadership and good governance. Earlier this month, Mary Robinson, holding a Little Sun at the podium, participated in the Berlin Energy Transition dialogue and spoke frankly about the role Germany must play in a just transition out of coal for good: ‘Words are not enough. What we need is action: action to drastically cut emissions so temperatures do not rise above the 1.5 degree limit; action to end the use of fossil fuels in domestic markets, and the financing of fossil fuel projects in developing countries by development banks and other financial institutions; and action to deliver a just transition, so that regions and communities previously reliant on fossil fuel production for jobs and broader economic and social structures are not abandoned, that workers’ rights and dignity are respected, and that new opportunities are provided through investment and education for current and future generations.’

Studio Visits: Mary Robinson – Climate justice is a very people-centred approach to climate change

What is good light? Olafur gives his thoughts on the question in the latest issue of Wallpaper.

Studio Other Spaces, as a potential part of the reinvention of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, has designed ‘Common sky’, a sculpture that uses transparent glass and mirror reflections to modulate visitors’ views into the trees of the park. Meanwhile, it generates an ever-changing shadow pattern on the ground. This project would form a new public space connecting the existing Bunshaft Gallery, the surrounding park, and the new master plan and addition designed by OMA

'I'm very excited to bring my longtime interest in geometry and light into this collaboration with Louis Poulsen to create the OE Quasi Light. What distinguishes it from so many lamps is that it shines in towards the core, from which the light is reflected back out onto the surroundings. In one form, the lamp combines precision in design with quality atmospheric lighting.' – Olafur Eliasson

OE Quasi Light – a new lamp designed by Olafur for Louis Poulsen is launching today at Salone del Mobile, Milan. Photo: Fredrik Lindström

Olafur on Northwest Passage at MIT.

Europa Endlos, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen – part of CPH:DOX. Work by Daniil Galkin, Tourniquet, 2013

The Rest – a film by Ai Wei Wei, part of the programme at CPH:DOX.

The kitchen has joined forces with the wood shop to work on a series of test tastes, experimenting with different woods and diverse ingredients to create a palette of smoky flavours – check out some of the experiments here: soe_kitchen