foam

Events > Laurisilva Futures

Laurisilva Futures

Started: Nov. 6, 2014, 10 a.m.
Ended: Nov. 7, 2014, 5 p.m.

Description

In the context of the Future Fabulators project, Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute conceived and designed a locally inspired context-aware transmedia story. Drawing inspiration from a creative writing workshop and future scenario session, they developed a fictional story around two central themes: the past-present-future impact of human settlement on a particular ecosystem, in this case the centuries-old ‘living lab’ and UNESCO-protected wilderness of Madeira; and the healing properties of local flora as explored in folk remedies.

Laurisilva Futures workshop invites its participants to imagine future scenarios for the Laurel forest and its entanglement with humans. The workshop is facilitated by M-ITI and FoAM.

Read more about the workshop here.

Location

Ponta do Sol
Portugal

Future Fabulators

[EN] Future Fabulators encourages us to imagine, experience and investigate living in a range of possible futures, designed as artistic ...

Microresidency Alex Davies

Media artist, academic and physical narrative illusionist Alex Davies is in residence at FoAM for a week to explore possible ...

FoAM Digest Winter 02015

Greetings from FoAM’s wintry studios. The weather is still chilly outside, but the atmosphere at FoAM is warming up ...

Experiencing the intangible

The smell of salt and the sound of the ocean’s swirling, crackling breath were my first impressions of Ponta ...

Hosting

Hosting, hospitality and nourishing are just a few words that our visitors and residents tend to use when describing what ...