DAUBARAITĖ, Jurga; Jonas ŽUKAUSKAS, Jonas (eds.)
* as a Journal #1: Forest as a Journal
“The first issue of * as a Journal focuses on Forest. Forest as a constructed space unavoidably reliant on human actions, no longer nature, but infrastructure; an environment of natural systems governed, exploited and regulated by human interventions, technologies, industries, institutions and agencies. How can cultural practices enhance the optics through which society senses a forest?”
—from the editorial note by Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas.
Contributors to the magazine include photographer and biologist Jochen Lempert, writer Jonas Žakaitis and designers, architects and founders of the cultural sauna (Kultuurisauna) Nene Tsuboi and Tuomas Toivonen, as well as curator, writer and researcher Sofia Lemos who writes about the work of Lina Lapelytė and Mantas Petraitis. Jurga Daubaraitė and Jonas Žukauskas talk to the duo of architects and artists, Cooking Sections (Daniel Fernández Pascual and Alon Schwabe); film director, biologist Mindaugas Survila in conversation with director Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė; writer Amelia Groom discussing the work of the artist Eglė Budvytytė; photographer Rasa Juškevičiūtė and cultural journalist Kotryna Lingienė presenting the results of their visit to the studio and archive of furniture designer Jonas Prapuolenis. The authors of the issue were also joined by designer Monika Janulevičiūtė and curator, head of the Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts Eglija Inzule.