Hambacher Forst – Border RWE

hambacher forst border rwe

About This Project

The Hambacher Forst is an old forest in the west of Germany. This space is currently being destroyed to make space for a lignite coal mine. For many decades residents and activists have been resisting the destruction of their property and the nature around it.

In 2012, a small group of activists built treehouses in the forest in order to stop the clearing. Now entire villages span the whole territory.

As part of a university project, these pictures have been taken in January 2018 at the outer border of the forest.