Open Forest is a collective, experimental inquiry into different forests and more-than-human dataflows. The project explores how forests and forest data can be produced, thought of and engaged with otherwise, in co-creative ways that consider perspectives of diverse forest creatures and reach beyond techno-solutionist perspectives. The Open Forest activities are distributed across different locations, including Finland, Australia, the Czech Republic and Colombia.
The project has been initiated and grown by the Open Forest Collective: a multi-disciplinary group of forest-curious creatures coming from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. We are all researchers and creative practitioners experimenting with participatory, co-creative approaches to engaging with more-than-human futures. Current active members of the Collective include Andrea Botero, Markéta Dolejšová, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi and Chewie.
Cristina Ampatzidou, Sjef van Gaalen, Lachlan Sleight, Helen Walpole, Kate Geck, Siobhan McCarthy, Ulla Taipale (Climate Whirl), Eliana Sanchez-Aldana, Alexandra Cuaran, Susana Chicunque.