FOREST SCHOOL 2023
Colomboscope together with the Geoffrey Bawa Trust and Kälam supported by EUNIC launch a two-part residential workshop initiative. The Forest School invites visual artists and contemporary cultural practitioners across a range of disciplines to participate in an open and horizontal learning process including skill building, practical exercises led by artist mentors, group reading, spatial design and architecture. The overarching concerns will focus on communal processes of exchange around the forest as a site of interdependent ecologies, multispecies coexistence, indigenous knowledge and aural histories. Through volatile challenges in the island once again, this workshop endeavours to provide a space for resource exchange, refuge, and sustenance.