Boompijl is an initiative of artist Tijs Rooijakkers and curator Vivian van Gaal together with a team of designers, students, tree specialists and researchers. We are all curious about how people experience nature. We conduct research into this by performing interventions in public space. We love to work with municipalities, tree planting organizations and schools to share and further develop our (skewed) view of trees and landscape.
Tijs and Vivian previously worked together on the award-winning social art project Woensel Supertoll! Hundreds of Eindhoven residents participated in this. The growing artwork swarmed through the city for years and eventually landed in the Van Abbemuseum. Tijs works from his studio at the creative breeding ground Sectie-C in Eindhoven, where he is also board member. Vivian worked for MU and STRP, among others, and is studying Landscape Design at the Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences since 2021. For Boompijl she explores what it means to be skewed, artistically, philosophically and biologically. Read her blog here