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sensing forests

This work emerged as part of an ongoing residency at ArtPlay, the City of Melbourne's creative studio for children. Working in collaboration with Barking Spider Visual Theatre company, we studied the intricate ways that young children learned to sense the dynamic relations of care, communication, and interdependency in a nearby urban forest. This led to the development of an immersive 'underground world' at ArtPlay called Wood Wide Web, where children become fungal messengers who carry chemical signals between parent trees and their offspring. 


Barking Spider Visual Theatre
David Rousell (Creative Agency, RMIT)

Andrea Caicedo (Creative Agency, RMIT)


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