Discovering the landscape through smell, sound and movement: it was possible during the summer sessions of the Field Academy at Strandlab Almere. Guided by creative makers and local experts the landscape was viewed from entirely new perspectives. I was invited to participate as field reporter. In collaboration with the environment and inspired by the workshops, fieldlectures and participants, I wrote a short reflection on the collective process.
The Field Academy is a practical exchange of knowledge between various academies, local experts and the human and non-human inhabitants in and around Almere beach.
In a world of change and uncertainty fieldwork in the broadest sense of the word is a crucial part of our cultural orientation. The Field Academy is a platform where diverse academies can develop and test their own vision on fieldwork on site. Besides being a testing ground for academies, the Field Academy organised the open summer sessions; an open invitation for everybody who wants to be immersed in a diverse program of sensory explorations of the environment. Guided by creative makers and local experts the landscape will be viewed from entirely new perspectives. You can participate in a diverse range of outdoor workshops and inspiring field lectures. Each session is a collective voyage of discovery and surprise is the central theme.