Museum De Lakenhal issued an open call for creative solutions to the problem of growth addiction. From over 500 submissions, they selected 15 artworks for the exhibition ‘If things grow wrong’. These include the creations of Leiden researchers Peter van der Putten and Evert Jan van Leeuwen.

The aim of the exhibition is to get us thinking about our own growth addictions. We always want faster, better and more, but what are the consequences of never being satisfied? Different artworks show us what growth addiction does to us humans, and how it impacts the natural world.