In the context of the installation “Pausing to Consider”, the Liberty Square in Tallinn was fitted 2999 tree stump ends to make us pause for a moment to think and thus extend the life cycle of timber. It allowed us to consider the fate of trees in our country, our superficial attitude to trees and their future prospect, or just to hang out there. After the installation, the stump ends were returned to their ordinary cycle.
The installation was a part of the urban art festival TURN! celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Estonian Association of Architects. The main theme of the festival curated by Ljudmilla Georgijeva and Mae Köömnemägi was green transition that in the broadest sense of the word aims at reversing the effects of the man-induced climate change. TURN! is a call to take notice of the spatial experience together with its implications and discuss the given topic. Each object is born out of some material creating a particular spatial environment. Creators of space bear considerable responsibility in leading the processes with a broader vision of the aims and possibilities – it is their task to direct the future perspective towards more qualitative environments and better use of resources. People perceiving the space have a similarly responsible task to notice the good or bad choices around them and take the time to stand up for good solutions.