- Concord 1010 N. San Fernando Rd. Los Angeles 90065
- October 4, 2013at 8:00 pm
Photographs by Estelle Srivijittakar
Sediments by Melody Overstreet
Shrine by Kenneth Srivijittakar
plus text, food and music
In Thailand, community forestry is an inextricable part of rural life and has existed as long as villagers have made use of forest resources. Shaped by local values and traditions, land-use decisions in community forests are made with mutual and sustained benefits in mind. These forest landscapes evolve to reflect the physical, biological, and cultural character of locals’ everyday life.
By documenting the interplay of cultural and ecological processes of several villages – all that is produced, maintained, and destroyed – I aim to compose a lyrical account of community forestry as a vernacular landscape. Community forestry is a poem, a weedy tract, a quality of light, a practice.