Open Forest at Helsinki Design Week

Markéta Dolejšová, Andrea Botero, Jaz Hee-jeong Choi, Chewie

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A selection of seven experimental productions from the CreaTures Laboratory will be showcased at the Cooler Planet exhibition organised as part of the Helsinki Design Week 2022.

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 otherwise engaged with, in playful ways that consider perspectives of diverse forest creatures and reach beyond geo-engineering, techno-solutionist perspectives. In practice, the project consists of experimental forest walks followed by a co-creation of forest stories. Through these playful activities, the project entangles existing forests’ datasets with data that questions and obscures the currently collected and available – mostly quantitative – insights about various forests. At Cooler Planet, visitors can browse through existing documentation of the Open Forest walks, stories, and forest patches and contribute their own stories and experiences.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherAalto University & Helsinki Design Week
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2022
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
EventHelsinki Design Week: Designs for a Cooler Planet - Aalto Univeristy, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 7 Sept 202212 Oct 2022

Field of art

  • Design


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