As part of the Resilients network Zavod Projekt Atol worked on the Unmanned Resilience case study, a series of workshops and exploratory artistic practices, we hosted an artist-in-residency, worked with a tactical media apprentices and a circular mountain-clime on Gora Plateau with almost strictly using only wild food we gathered on the hike.
The majority of these activities came together in intensive 11 days in late August 2012, when a team of more than 30 participants devoted themselves to the art of sensing, remote sensing and understanding of the specific natural and social environment of Gora, a mixed agricultural and protected natural environment, situated in the western part of Slovenia in the vicinity of major urban centers (Ljubljana 50km, Trieste 50km).
The four major components of the UR events were:
1. BE STRONG, BE WRONG! Wild food foraging, classification and sustainable practices
2. Gigapixel photography for vegetation and environmental classification
3. Remote sensing in the IR and visible ranges using unmanned aircraft systems
4. Testing of the SINUNI (Land and climate recording device) sensor network and node devices for
gathering environmental, socio-cultural, oral history…
There were the three work phases.
PHASE 1 BE STRONG, BE WRONG! Foraging and data gathering fieldwork
AUGUST 16-20 (day 1 preparation, days 2,3,4) expedition, day 5 wrap up and start of PHASE 2
PHASE 2 UNMANNED REMOTE SENSING operations
AUGUST 20-23 (day 1 preparation, lectures, days 2,3,4) operations
PHASE 3 UR APPRENTICESHIP and DATA DISPLAY WORKSHOP
AUGUST 24-26 (day 1 theory, day 2 practice, day 3 wrap up)
Also as part of the same Resilients network actions, the second part of the residency programme was also hosted in collaboration with the Arctic Perspective Initiative at the ArsBioarctica residency in Kilpisjärvi. Here are some impressions and logs by our team-in-residency.
An here is one of the Gigapan photos they shot on one evening: