The Ecological Commons – The Forest
12th February 2019, 6.30-8pm
For this second journey in the Forest Rangers: The Ecological Commons series, we will visit the woods and think about how culture and forests are entangled and mutually contingent throughout human history. Curator, Borbála Soós will guide us with the help of a series of short readings from various sources, cultures and continents. No prior reading or preparation necessary, the readings will be shared on the date. After the reading group we will continue with an informal discussion.
Reading list available here.
Forest Rangers is a reading group exploring the current state of the commons and their possible future. Each session will expand on one of five topics: alternative art spaces, natural resources, education, open source economics and outer space migration. Through this we hope to establish a comprehensible set of understandings and goals to nurture our common resources. Each group is led by a researcher in order to spark conversation and prompt ideas, inviting participants to share their experiences and thoughts. The project is organised by Diaspore, a research platform founded by artist Lou-Atessa Marcellin and will be hosted at Jupiter Woods for its entire duration, culminating in the recording of 5 podcasts and a live event in December 2019.