The Living Room

The Living Room
Credit: Asaf Brenner

The Living Room 

Onya Collective 


The Living Room , created by “Onya Collective,” is a space meant for lingering, reading, and expanding one’s knowledge on the topics of the exhibit. This green, growing area, which hosts workshops and discussions, will continue to grow and develop over the course of the exhibition. The installation is built on materials existing in the gallery and its surroundings: wood from a previous exhibit, cuttings from plants throughout the campus, and other available materials.


The Living Room, which displays different types of habitats for plants, demonstrates how to use simple, readily available means to compose a green, pleasant, and abundant environment. It suggests sustainable models of operation, to be applied by visitors. When the exhibit closes, the components of The Living Room will find new homes and be planted in new places, showcasing the continuous use and reuse of resources. The guiding values of the collective are reducing the environmental footprint and maximizing the utility obtained in the work.


“Onya Collective” brings together architects, designers, and social activists who are working to construct positive places within the city, where nature and people meet. The group designs creative urban interventions and runs artistic community events in the field of urban ecology. Its activities offer new ways to enjoy urban nature so as to improve the quality of both public and private spaces. 


Planning and design: Heela Harel and Gil Harabagiu Cohen

Project team: Heela Harel, Gil Harabagiu Cohen, Carmel Yaari, Melanie Lidman, Shmulik Twig

Thanks to: Hagai Goverman – Kibbutz Mishmar Hasharon, Avichai Brodutch – Kibbutz Kfar Aza, and everyone who helped out or contributed a jar.

Partners: Green Wall 

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