Open Forest at Data Vitality Exhibition

Andrea Botero, Marketa Dolejsova, Jaz Hee jeong Choi, Cristina Ampatzidou

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Open Forest is an experimental inquiry into various forests and forest data sets. The work consists of a series of performative actions, observations, and speculative research instruments (including sharing of forest-stories online) that come together as an interactive installation at Data Vitality. In the project, we walk with various forests, including a highly instrumentalized forest field station in Finland and an urban forest in Australia that both generate a variety of open data, a protected forest area in the Czech Republic, and forest gardens, or chagras, in Colombia. The work invites participants to reflect on the relationships between various entities and creatures with different connections to forests, such as scientists, citizens, city officials, sensors, environmental data, trees, and the overarching climate crisis. One of our aims is to expand the landscape in which data and stories about forests can be told, and care about them enacted.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
Publication statusPublished - 18 Nov 2021
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventData Vitality
: Soft Infrastructures and Economies of Knowledge
- Dipoli Galery, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 18 Nov 202114 Feb 2022

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