Symposium and Exhibition
30. 11.–1. 12. 2023, Ljubljana
FOREST ENCOUNTERS SYMPOSIUM
1 December 2023, MGLC / Švicarija, Pod Turnom 4, Ljubljana
Speakers: Giovanni Aloi, Agata A. Konczal, Ana Kučan, Teo Hrvoje Oršanič, Maja Simoneti, Borbála Soós
The Forest Encounters symposium aims to develop a multifaceted understanding of diverse values, meanings, challenges, and perspectives related to the forest. Bringing together the disciplines of art, forestry, and the humanities, the symposium approaches the forest as a site where we can explore ecology but also as a site of diverse and often conflictual policies and social, cultural, and economic practices.
The symposium acknowledges human and other-than-human perspectives, the rights of humans to nature, and the rights of nature. It discusses diverse imaginaries, concepts, and practices around the questions: What and how can we learn with and through the forest? What are and could be human encounters with forests? How can we better coexist with the forest? What role art and culture can play in this? What kind of forest do we wish for and need for the future? What do we need to make that happen?
This symposium is organized by the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory in collaboration with Mateja Kurir and Polonca Lovšin, with the support of the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC Švicarija).
FOREST IN WOMEN’S HANDS AND MUSHROOMS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Exhibition by Polonca Lovšin
Opening: 30 November 2023, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana
Part of the symposium program is also the exhibition’s opening by artist and architect Polonca Lovšin, at the Slovenian Forestry Institute in Ljubljana.
Affiliated partners for the exhibition: Slovenian Forestry Institute and KUD Obrat