The Feral Fragments of Lonjsko Polje film offers a series of short visual stories capturing a 4-day feral drift with the Lonjsko Polje wetlands in Croatia that we undertook with 19 participants of our workshop organised as part of the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
Feral Drifting with Lonja Wetlands – Open Forest Collective’s workshop at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia organised as part of the discursive program of the Croatian Pavilion – Same as it Ever Was. The workshop will involve a feral, performative investigation of multispecies relations and spatiotemporalities of care that shape… Continue reading Call: Feral Drifting with Lonja Wetlands
We had the opportunity to talk about our forest walking & storying at the Sustainability Science Days 2023 conference, as part of the Human-Forest-Relationships as Part of Future Sustainability Solutions panel🌲. It was good. Woof.
We had the pleasure to attend a walk with the Lullymore West Bog in the Irish Peatlands led by Martina O’Brien. More bog-walking is coming soon!
The nice people from the Smart Forest project had invited us to talk about Open Forest at their symposium in Cambridge last year. They have now made a nice podcast episode from the presentation that can be heard at their Smart Forest Radio. https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/the-forest-multiple-andrea-botero/
We gave a talk about our Open Forest whereabouts at the Digitalisierte Lebenswelten und integrative Technikentwicklung conference that was organised by the BMBF-Clusters Integrierte Forschung. The recording is available here.
The good people from the Temporal Design group at Design Informatics, University of Edinburgh, invited us to share some stories from our forest walks at their 3rd International Temporal Design Symposium and Workshop. Together with others at the event, we reflected on the role of design practice in revealing, intervening, and potentially supporting manifestations of… Continue reading Open Forest: Feral Drifting through More-than-Human Times
Open Forest was part of the Art Exhibition Embracing Cosmologies organized around the Participatory Design Conference 2022 . The Shieldfield Art Works; a community artists’ run centre in New Castle, was a very welcoming place and we found all the other projects inspiring! During the exhibition we organized two experimental walks around the Ouseburn area… Continue reading Open Forest @ Shieldfield Art Works Space (PDC2022)
April is a good time to share insights from feral forest walks & experimental drifts at the GamiFOREST symposium organised within the GamiFIN conference program (full program here 👀🌲). Our contribution Walking in the open forest: Playing with stories and data (Friday 29th April, 13:25 – 14:30 EEST) won the award for the best extended… Continue reading Open Forest @ GamiForest symposium
The ﬁrst instantiation of the Open Forest has been planted in an empty retail space at ABloc (Espoo, Finland), as part of a collaboration with CreaTures research project. The Collective will work for six months (November 2020 – April 2021) interviewing various forest stakeholders including passers by, forestry researchers, tree physiologists, artists, and forest data… Continue reading Open forest @ the ABlock