The Forest Curriculum

Pujita Guha for the Forest Curriculum: Building Knowledges Beyond Data

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In this episode, we speak to Pujita Guha for the Forest Curriculum, a "collectively run itinerant anarchist platform for artistic, curatorial and political research and organisation." Pujita talks about the collaborative process of building a platform for conversations about forests, the nonhuman, and Indigenous knowledges in South and Southeast Asia. Other topics include the risks of digital technologies and data in contexts of state surveillance , and how artistic practices can expand sensory experiences of forest spaces beyond digital calculability.

Interviewers: Kate Lewis Hood and Jennifer Gabrys

Producer: Harry Murdoch

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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.

Header image: Screening program at Post-Scripts Pavilion, Bangkok Biennial, 2018. Image source: The Forest Curriculum. Retrieved 11 July 2023, from https://www.facebook.com/forestcurriculum/

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: Guha, Pujita, Kate Lewis Hood, and Jennifer Gabrys, "Pujita Guha for the Forest Curriculum: Building Knowledges Beyond Data", Smart Forests Atlas (2023), https://atlas.smartforests.net/en/radio/pujita-guha. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.10560235.

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