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Visualizing Forest Ecosystems @Terrestrial University

Was sind Volatile Emission Compounds (VOCs)? Wie können wir sie fühlen und messen? Und weshalb erfahren wir einen Wald, der gut nach Harz riecht, als einen Effekt der Klimaüberhitzung?

In the course of the collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute of Forest Snow and Landscape Research WSL Rasa Smite learned that under the threat of climate change, certain trees emit various gases into the atmosphere: forests breathe.

Taking her artistic work "Atmospheric Forest" as a point of departure, this issue of the "Terrestrial University" will handle in-depth the scientific and artistic research of fragrant forests. The researchers and partners talk about tools, methods and scale of fragrant forests affecting the climate change alongside with the question how art translates the invisible interactions between the forest and atmospheric ecosystems into a sensible environment affecting people for system change.

"Atmospheric Forest" is part of the research project "Ecodata–Ecomedia–Ecoaesthetics" (2017-2021), which is realized by Yvonne Volkart (lead), Marcus Maeder, Rasa Smite and Aline Veillat, in collaboration with Arthur Gessler, Christian Ginzler, Andreas Rigling and Kaisa Rissanen, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, and hosted by the FHNW Academy of Art and Design.

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Datum und Zeit

16.09.2021 19:00 - Open End iCal


Online Veranstaltung

Veranstaltet durch

Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst
Institut Kunst Gender Natur

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