Eliasson’s practice extends beyond making artworks, exhibitions, and public sculptures to projects that reflect his long-standing interests in the environment and in community. He has worked with his studio and with outside collaborators on architectural projects, books, educational programs, and dance projects, to name a few. In 2014 he founded an architectural practice, called Studio Other Spaces, with his long-time collaborator Sebastian Behmann. Over the years, Eliasson has initiated projects that directly address issues the world faces today—for example, renewable energy (Little Sun), climate change (Ice Watch) and migration (Green light – An artistic workshop). On the screens in this space, films show some of these projects in action and give impressions of his architectural projects and the daily life in his studio and in the studio’s kitchen.
The Expanded Studio evokes the broader interests and activities that Eliasson’s studio in Berlin pursues. The large pin-board wall in this space, whose materials are arranged around keywords in alphabetical order, is based on the walls in his Berlin studio where teams of researchers and craftspeople, as well as Eliasson himself, share questions, articles, images and research.