Open Forest @ the Forest Multiple symposium and Smart Forest Radio

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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/

Walking with SMEAR II – what did the cloud whisper to the forest canopy?

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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?

Bohemian walks at Uroboros Festival

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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

Walking the green of the industrial revolution in Ouseburn (UK)

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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)

Open Forest @ Shieldfield Art Works Space (PDC2022)

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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)

Open Forest @ Creatures Festival in Sevilla

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A tropical version of the Open Forest installation sprout at Real Fábrica de Artillería in Sevilla from Wednesday 29 June to Friday 1 July as part of the Creatures Festival. The whole exhibition took visitors on an immersive journey through a series of twenty-two experimental productions mobilizing forms of artistic knowledge and production aiming to support reflection… Continue reading Open Forest @ Creatures Festival in Sevilla

Open Forest @ GamiForest symposium

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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