Minty Donald reviews A Caledonian Decoy

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto’s dense and thought-provoking exhibition brings together a number of recent works developed as part of what they describe in the accompanying catalogue as ‘A Critical Forest Art Practice’.* This body of works, made ‘with rather than in’ forests in Scotland is intended to ‘explore […] new relationships between humanity and... Continue Reading →

Caledonian Everyday Discussions – Glossaries

A panel of Foresters (2pm Saturday 16 May, Summerhall, Edinburgh), perhaps a Glossary might be in order (thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his new book Landmarks for the idea and the resources). Forestry Commission Research Glossary. (Page to a letter, i.e. not particularly good for browsing). Royal Forestry Society Glossary. (Some terms and some links... Continue Reading →

Caledonian Everyday Discussion Pt 3 of 3

For the third in the series of Caledonian Everyday discussions (2pm Saturday 16 May, Summerhall) we have a panel comprising foresters (managers and researchers). At the first panel (12 April) we were provided with an historical trajectory of the issues that Forestry Commission managers and researchers have been asked to take on. We started post... Continue Reading →

The law of the forest and the freedom of the streets

Thanks to Scott Donaldson for sharing this article The law of the forest and the freedom of the streets on openDemocracy.  Forests play an important role in the evolution of public space in England.  The Magna Carta was followed in 1217 by The Charter of the Forest. The Forest Charter formalised the right of unbonded... Continue Reading →

Future Forest

Collins_Goto_Edwards_FutureForest2015 We are pleased to highlight the Report just released by the Collins and Goto Studio and Forest Research entitled Future Forest, The Black Wood, Rannoch, Scotland.   It features reflection and findings from a year long artist-led creative inquiry into the ecological and cultural meanings and values associated with the Black Wood of Rannoch in... Continue Reading →

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