Forest Bound aimed to engage Edinburgh-based ethnic minority groups with forest landscapes by using art-science approaches.
The project created spaces where communities that face additional barriers to access nature/outdoor spaces can interact with forests.
We organised forest walks and a workshop session where we used visual arts to explore people's connection to forests and begin conversations on how these overlap with key biological processes such as adaptation and resilience. Material from the activities was curated and displayed at a community group art exhibition in Edinburgh in February, 2023.
Forest Bound was funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) until February 2023 as part of the Growing Roots 2 call and was a partnership between the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH), Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC), artist Tamsin Grainger, and Written in Film.