The Space Nomads Mushroom Forest

Oden Lobell


A glowing mushroom forest with a 3m tall mushroom that you can interact with as a centerpiece. Around it a dozen smaller glowing mushroom reside. Under the hat of the large mushroom there's a cuddly area for people to lay down.

Full description of concept

Below the glowing shape of a three meter mushroom, a stranded band of space nomads have found a new life. The Amoris Cubensis is one of very few species that still live exclusively from the power of connection. When people gather near the 3 m shroom it will glow brighter, fed by the force that connect us all.

A mycelium network of roots is in turn feeding the life force of ten smaller mushrooms that will achieve warp drive in the next couple of decades if properly nurtured and go on to populate other night worlds across the nebula :) This is a resting spot - a place to come for a cuddle puddle, some gas or a conversation. It has also been proven to reduce the effect of hangovers.

Team and plan

At the moment we are 4 people involved, and more are likely to join later. We are based in Stockholm and we already have the foundations for the mushrooms laid out from the Urban Burn. Exisiting mushrooms will be reinforced to survive the trip and some additional mushrooms will be made. The final amount of mushrooms are dependant on money and time.

Moop plan (matter out of place)

Close to none, pieces of plastic might fall of if people are rough with them, which is easy to pick up.

How can other borderlings cocreate with you?

We welcome anyone to come help out, the more the merrier. Since the project consists of several individual mushrooms it is easy to scale up or down and make borderlings responsible for their very own mushroom!

What is this?

Congratulations! You've stumbled upon something special. Borderland is a participatory festival that takes place in Boesdal, Denmark. It's a fully participatory event where everything is created by the participants themselves, with out any spectators.


  • Do you need electricity from the grid? Yes, approx 500W(?)

  • Will there be light? Yes! Thousands of LEDs will illuminate the mushrooms in every colour imaginable.

  • Will anything burn? No

  • What is your audio footprint? None

  • Forces of nature We are hoping for placement either inside the barn or the pyramid, unfortunately our mushrooms will not survive outside.

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