Think like a forest
This workshop aims to explore the synergies between the principles of creative resistance and permaculture approaches and practices.
Permaculture is an ecological design system whose fundamental principle is that by observing the functioning of ecosystems such as a forest or grassland, we can learn to build human systems and habitats that are energy efficient, resilient, productive and waste-free. Described by some as “the art of creating beneficial relationships” and by others as “the science of connections”, Permaculture fuses traditional wisdom with contemporary ecological research. Mimicking models of natural systems can be applied to everything from planting edible landscapes to the way a show is conceived, from organizing an act of creative resistance to setting up a protest camp.
Some places where this workshop has been offered:
Taster version at Space Studios London
Two day version SEAD – Salzburg Experimental Academy of Dance
10 day residential camp version, Interdisciplinary collaboration between the Department of Atmospheric Science and the University of the Arts, Helsinki
15 day version at HKW (Haus der Kulturen der Welt), Berlin
Term long course at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich