In the context of the theme of the Forum Alpbach 2015 „InEquality“ Breathe Earth Collective created the social installation “forestbath” during the three weeks of the summer conference. The refreshing installation transformed a vacant swimming pool by filling it with hundreds of trees. The pool not only became a social meeting point in the evening, but hosted several concerts, panel talks and discussions on the topics of food, air and resources. Visitors of the installation were invited to descend into the pool and dive into the forest, literally taking an air-bath.
The young forest was assembled from three representative Austrian Forest ecotypes together spruce fir forest, pine-larch forest and a forest edge zone and equipped with technical assistance by high-pressure fog nozzles to create the unique atmosphere.