Nests are curated site-specific platforms for artists, scientists and local partners to explore topics relating to birds and habitats in Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Russia. The ​​Nests​​ are linked thematically and connected to overarching concerns for the birds in our regions. Through the themes, the work in the ​​Nests​​ will inquire into ecology, science, politics, myths, and human relations with birds belonging to each ​​Nest​​ location. The work created in the ​Nests​ will be shown as a series of events, exhibitions and other activities in the participating countries from 2022 onwards. 

Where new ideas and practices hatch

The Nests are carefully curated site-specific platforms for interaction and collaboration in order to explore particular topics or questions relating to birds in depth. We have five themes that will be explored in the different Nests :

  1. Territory/space
  2. Migration/border crossing
  3. Interspecies collaboration between humans and birds
  4. Birds in language and literature
  5. Attitudes, values and prejudice towards different bird species

Our dialogue with ornithologists helped to identify four overarching concerns causing challenges
for many bird species

  • Increase of monoculture farmland
  • Industrial forestry practices,
  • Hunting practices
  • Impact of climate change