Greater Blue Mountains, Australia
Located on the limits of Wollemi National Park, in the UNESCO`s World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains, the site-specific intervention proposes a -living lab- through a conductive thread across different cartographies. Along a circuit path the intervention delimits and scopes a fragment of a forest, as a botanical island with significant biodiversity that contains multiple layers of endemic landscapes offering the sensory experience of touching, smelling, observing, walking and listening. The site-specific intervention is a symbolic delimitation of a portion of a pristine forest and the enhancement of its biodiversity. Native plant species, endemic fauna and a low-impact pathway weave together botany and perceptual experience. The project proposes dialogues between sensory and scientific approach and community`s knowledge dissemination.
The intervention is complemented by the -Research-Lab-, a space of knowledge and dissemination, in which various maps, drawings, sounds and photographs are exposed, as well as the herbarium of plant species that have been identified within the island.
x-studio : : Ivan Juarez
with the support of Bilpin international ground for Creative initiatives (BigCi)
BigCi Environmental Award 2018
Special thanks to Rae Bolotin and Yuri Bolotin
flora identification: Prue Gargano