Inhabiting the Forest
Inez Aponte with guests
A roundtable discussion exploring how we inhabit the forest.
The relationship between humans and forests is an ancient one. Yet in an age where forests are under threat from industrial human activity, that relationship feels broken; humans are often seen as a plague rather than a native species. This roundtable centres on the importance of rebuilding this ancient relationship, with a particular focus on children, young people and families.
How can we create invitations that entice them to explore, play and learn amongst the trees and rivers? How do we help them understand how their own wellbeing is intertwined with the wellbeing of the forest? How do we find ways for them to feel, once again, at home? Approaching these questions from the perspectives of play design, education, cultural stories, co-creation and social justice the session will lead us into an exploration of what a re-inhabited forest might look and feel like.
Numbers are limited in order to allow everyone to make a contribution to the discussion.
Thursday June 20, 16.00 – 17.00 Studio 3