United Kingdom


Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's installation ‘Forecast’, in collaboration with the V&A, moved with the wind, evoking Britain's nautical past and its future use of renewable energy.

Historically, Britain has relied on harnessing the wind for transportation, migration, trade and exploration. Today it is one of the leaders in wind power generation. The kinetic sculpture, fabricated by Litestructures with engineering by Arup and Mott MacDonald, evoked the romantic image of a tall ship sailing, as well as the opportunity to harness the wind for a sustainable future for our planet. As Thomas More wrote in Utopia, "You wouldn't abandon ship in a storm just because you couldn't control the winds."

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Photography: Ed Reeve


Administering Body:

Victoria and Albert Museum

Design Team:

Edward Barber OBE and Jay Osgerby OBE


Victoria Broackes (V&A)

Supporting Body:

British Land

2016 Exhibitors