Illustration by Cristy Road



The Forest of the Future

In the Sanctuary at the Edge of the World

With a View of the Other Side

The Forest of the Future is a collaboratively-built art installation that imagines what a queer future might look like.

Located at the water’s edge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, it is conceived as a magical place where individuals and communities can gather, listen and learn from each other.

From March 2-15, 2013 the Forest of the Future will be open and play host to a Summit of Stories: a series of conversations and performances, photo lectures and parties which aim to connect various queer communities’ past, present, and future. It will also host a unique teach-in on local and international movements for queer/trans/third gender/human rights with presenters from Brooklyn, Nepal, Central Asia, and Europe, as well as host a queer book drive for our sisters in Kyrgyzstan.

This two-week happening was conceived as a symbolic process where people with a broad range of queer experiences work together to acknowledge, process, and move closer toward unity while also honoring and celebrating individual and subcultural differences.

We do this in service of a greater movement for a strategic cultural shift in how gender is perceived and structured globally.

The Forest of the Future is a temporary artistic home for overlapping communities of visionaries and activists, performers and storytellers. Seeds of transformation will be planted in the forest and cultivated in our hearts, minds, and bodies. We empower ourselves to imagine a radically better world, and fortify our commitment to tranifesting it together.

Our first step is to listen to each other, and learn from what we hear.


Forest of the Future : A Sanctuary at the Edge of the World .. from Ricardo Nelson on Vimeo.


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