What does a sensor say when it walks into a bar a forest? And where are all the squirrels? 🐿️🌲 On November 13th, 2022 we organized another experimental walk with one of our favorite forest patches: the SMEAR II research forest in the historical Hyytiälä forestry field station in Juupajoki. If you have followed our activities… Continue reading Walking with SMEAR II – what did the cloud whisper to the forest canopy?
Once again Chewie, from the Open Forest Collective lead an experimental forest walk through the protected landscape area of Křivoklátsko (CZ) on the 9th of October 2022. This in-person walk was part of a longer 2-days field trip organized in the framework of Uroboros festival so there were more participants this time, than the usual dog-human pair of our previous… Continue reading Bohemian walks at Uroboros Festival
In August 2022 in Newcastle we took a group of people for two experimental, hybrid walks in the Ouseburn area followed by a co-creation of forest stories. The patch we walked is a small urban conservation area located in the Ouseburn Valley, often considered the birthplace of the industrial revolution in Newcastle. The trail goes… Continue reading Walking the green of the industrial revolution in Ouseburn (UK)
Cerro seco area is one of the few relics of sub-xerophytic and high-altitude dry tropical forest, it almost does not look like a forest as it is quite low and surrounded by sand mines and urban dwellings. The patch is located in the southern urban limits of Bogota, in what is called Ciudad Bolivar. It… Continue reading Walking with a shrunken forest – Cerro Seco
El Palmar is a private ecological reserve located in the cushioning zone of the Chingaza National Park, east of Bogotá the capital of what is known today as Colombia. The whole area is home to large extensions of native high Andean forests and paramo, water making ecosystems of importance and habitat to an incredible biodiversity.… Continue reading Walking with water clouds in el Palmar
Bëngbe Uáman Tabanoc, is the ancestral territory of the Kamëntŝa people. It is located in what today is known as the Sibundoy Valley on the eastern edge of the southern Colombian Andes. The valley is a bowl-shaped depression 2,200 meters above sea level surrounded by steep mountains and usually covered by clouds. There is an… Continue reading Walking with forest-gardens in Tabanoc
Guided by geographer Marko Leppänen & biologist Adela Pajunen this fall we also walked through, in and with a patch of forest in the Sipoonkorpi National Park (Helsinki region, Finland). This was again a hybrid (on-site/online) walk where the authors of the Terveysmetsä (Health Forest) project – shared with us and participants joining us on… Continue reading Walking with Sipoonkorpi
In the Czech Republic, an ongoing series of walks initiated in July 2021 takes place in Central Bohemia, in the protected landscape area Křivoklátsko, which presents a unique ecosystem with a mosaic of species-rich habitats. The Bohemian guide Chewie, a Collective’s member of canine origin, navigates the walks while following his extensive sensorial knowledge… Continue reading Walking with Křivoklátsko, Chewie leads the way.
From our Open Forest installation in Hietsun Paviljonki we organized two hybrid (online and onsite) walks inviting people to join us remotely for a walk at the Hyytiälä research forest, and its SMEAR II station. Some participants joined us from the research pavilion in Hietaniemi beach, some from their laptops at home, while others walked… Continue reading Walking together-apart with a research forest
The Melbourne urban forest is a complex ecosystem of more than 70,000 trees each with unique IDs that provides a peculiar context for inquiry into open and alternative forest data. The Melbourne walks (May 2021) were guided by a set of dérives, developed through three co-creative workshops with participants of diverse backgrounds, and inspired by… Continue reading Walking with an urban forest in Melbourne