British Geological Survey
Modern life doesn’t grow on trees
The British Geological Survey is a world-leading geological survey and global geoscience organisation, focused on public-good science for government and research to understand earth and environmental processes.
The Commoditree is a large installation with all the electrical trappings of modern life emerging from its branches, grown from mineral specimens in its roots and trunk. The tree provokes questions about items that sustain modern lives, encouraging audiences to consider how the race to clean energy impacts the planet. The stall is interactive and visitors are encouraged to touch and explore to better understand the role of critical minerals in their lives.