Future Forest

Future Forest and Related Publications (pdf)

Collins, T., Goto Collins, R., Edwards, D. (2016 forthcoming) Seeking shared and cultural values in a Caledonian forest: integrating deliberation, ecology and artistic engagement. In Ecosystem Services Journal, Special Session on Cultural Ecosystem Services: Frontiers in Theory and Practice, Ed. Kenter, J. Netherlands: Elsevier Publications.

Collins, T., Goto Collins, R., Edwards, D. (2016 forthcoming) A Critical Forest Art Practice. In Landscape Research Journal ______.

Collins, T., Goto, Collins, R. (2016 forthcoming) Defining a Practice: With Reflection on Sylva Caledonia. In Elemental: An Arts and Ecology Reader, Brady, J., Ed. Liverpool UK: Gaia Press

Edwards, D. Goto Collins, R., (2016 forthcoming) “Does the Conservation Status of a Caledonian Forest also Indicate Cultural Ecosystem Value?” In [an as yet untitled book on bio cultural diversity in Europe.] Ed. Agnoletti, M. of the University of Firenze, Italy. London: Springer-Verlag.

Collins, T., Goto Collins, R., Edwards, D. (2015) Future Forest: The Blackwood, Rannoch Scotland. Oxford and Roslin: Landscape Research Group Press and Forest Research.

Collins, T., Goto Collins, R., Edwards, D. (2014) “A Case Study: Forest Futures, Kinloch Rannoch: Artistic engagement, interviews, deliberations and social learning to reveal hidden cultural values” in, the UK National Ecosystems Assessment Follow-on, Shared Plural and Cultural Values: A Handbook for Decision Makers. Eds Kenter, J., Reed, M. et al. Cambridge: UNEP-WCMC

Collins, T., Goto Collins, R., Edwards, D. (2014) “Future Forest – Caledonian – Aware Access – Blackwood’, in Imagining Natural Scotland. Ed Griffith, D. Glasgow and Edinburgh: Creative Scotland.

Collins, T., Goto Collins, R., translation by Mhoireasdan, B. (2013) Eden3: The Forest is Moving: Tha a’ Choille a’ Gluasad. Perth: The Perth Museum and Art Gallery.

Plein Air and Related Dialogues (text & video)



  • A Critical Forest Art Practice: The Future Forest Workshop (text) in Kinloch Rannoch. With a range of arts, ecology, humanities and forest management and forest community experts talking about the social and cultural aspects of the Black Wood.

  • Thirteen presentations (video) during the workshop by people like Annie Benson, Artist and Black Wood advocate, Emily Brady Environmental Philosopher at University of Edinburgh, Rob Coope the Black Wood Wildlife Manager, David Edwards Forest Research Social Scientist, Chris Fremantle Arts Producer and cultural historian,  Jamie McIntyre an Independent Community Forester, Murdo MacDonald is a Professor of History of Scottish Art at the University of Dundee and Jo Vergunst is an Anthropologist at University of Aberdeen.