In this radio episode, we speak to Dr Andrea Botero, Associate Professor in the Department of Design at Aalto University in Finland. The conversation touches on Andrea's research at Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station, interdisciplinary practice, relationships between sensor data and stories, Finnish forest management and environmental change.
Interviewers: Michelle Westerlaken and Jennifer Gabrys
Producer: Harry Murdoch
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Links to Andrea's work and projects:
Open Forest – an experimental design research inquiry into forests and more-than-human dataflows.
CreaTures (Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) – an EU Horizon 2020 research project investigating the potential of creative practices in art, design, and related cultural fields to support positive eco-social change.
Studio | Lab | Forest – a project exploring distributed, collaborative and experimental arrangements for innovation and design otherwise.
Read more about Andrea's work with Open Forest in our Atlas story, and listen to Andrea's contribution to the Forest Multiple symposium.
This radio episode was produced by the Smart Forests project funded by the European Research Council. Smart Forests is led by Professor Jennifer Gabrys and is based in the Department of Sociology at the University of Cambridge.
Smart Forests Atlas materials are free to use for non-commercial purposes (with attribution) under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. To cite this radio episode: Botero, Andrea, Michelle Westerlaken, and Jennifer Gabrys, "Andrea Botero," Smart Forests Atlas (2022), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/andrea-botero/
Header image credit: Hyytiälä Forestry Field Station. Image source: Andrea Botero [photograph]. Retrieved 4 August 2022, from https://creatures-eu.org/productions/open-forest/