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.
The Feral Drifting with Lonja Wetlands workshop involved a 4-day feral, performative investigation of multispecies relations and spatio-temporalities of care that shape the flow of life and death in Lonjsko Polje (or Lonja Wetlands), the largest protected wetlands in Croatia. Together with 19 workshop participants, we experimented with feral ways of sensemaking that invite open-ended,… Continue reading Feral Drifting with Lonja Wetlands workshop: Introducing Feral Fragments
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
Our paper on walking-with forests and co-creating feral forest data under the guidance of local, more-than-human creatures has been published in the proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW)🌲. PDF for download is available here. Dolejšová Markéta, Botero Andrea, Choi Jaz H.-j. & Chewie (2023). Open Forest: Walking-with Feral Stories, Creatures,… Continue reading Open Forest: Walking-with Feral Stories, Creatures, Data
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
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)