Responding to the 2019-2020 fires where, ‘permanently wet’ forests burned for the first time in Australia,. this studio contended that Old-Growth Forests as rain-makers, water storers and carriers of water and as complex cultural-ecological sites that ‘grow’ over long durations, are now more than ever, crucial to any conversations around the ongoing-ness of life and multi-species and social justice.
Drawing on research in botany and philosophy around plant consciousness, and the urgent imperative to act on climate change, this studio asked how we can listen to and advocate for Old-Growth Forests.
‘Feeling Fern’ – Fergus Baker
‘Feeling Fern’ – Rosalie Brooker
‘Breath of Moss’ – Charlotte Druce
‘Sleeping as Listening’ – Jialiang Huang
‘Expressions of Identity F’ Rose Gurney