Bog Is Good: Sensing Local Peatlands

Video presentation for MEANDER presents: Ecological Thinking and Artistic Practice

By Caitlin Franzmann, Christy Gast and Randi Nygård

Ensayos is a collective research practice initiated on the archipelago of Tierra del Fuego in 2010. Ensayos’ issue-based research methodologies arise from archipelagic delirium and are characterized by their sensuality and precariousness. In partnership with the existing ecological and cultural conservation initiatives on the main isle of Tierra del Fuego (WCS Parque Karukinka, Caleta Maria, Fundación Hach Saye), Ensayos entangles artistic practices, social science methods and Indigenous movements with pressing environmental research. Dedicated to policy, care, and awareness of the ecosystemic importance of peat bogs, Ensayo #6 is committed to the biodiversity conservation processes of the new Patagonian Peatland Initiative and others like it around the world. Randi Nygård (Norway), Caitlin Franzmann (Australia) and Christy Gast (USA) will give presentations about poethical issues related to their local bogs.