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Pop-up forest

Monday 8 May 2023, 9 am - Friday 2 June 2023, 4 pm
Towards a new era

From 8 to 31 May, a new forest will pop up on the Radboud campus. Native trees and shrubs will bring visitors and students a little closer to nature again. With varying programming, you can find something different in the forest each time: knowledge, poetry, music - or simply some peace and quiet in the green oasis.

The era we now live in is also known as the Anthropocene. It is an age in which humans dominate. We want too much in a short time. We have put ourselves at the top of the hierarchical ladder and that mindset has got us into trouble. Resulting in petrified environments, melting ice caps and disappearing biodiversity. But what if we move closer to nature again? We need to move towards a world where humans, technology and nature are balanced and live in symbiosis with each other: it is time for symbiosis.

From 8 May, you can enjoy nature at Linnaeusplein on the Radboud campus. Stroll through the pop-up forest of native trees and shrubs. Among the greenery, you will meet artists, academics, students and others. Be surprised by artificial intelligence-generated artworks, listen to special stories or marvel at poetry, spoken-word and music.


Monday 8 May | 12.30 - 13.15 | Forest Food
Come enjoy a free vegan wrap during your lunch break!

Tuesday 9 May| 12.45 - 14.45 | Workshop forest bathing
During forest bathing, you consciously slow down and perceive the natural environment with as many senses as possible. Register

Wednesday 10 May|16.30 - 18.00 |Concert Sofar Sounds
You’ll see 2 or 3 short surprise sets from incredible performers from all musical genres, and sometimes even spoken word, comedy or dance. Tickets

Monday 15 May|12.30 - 13.15 | Forest Smoothie
Come enjoy a free energy-giving smoothie during your lunch break!

Wednesday 17 May|15.15 - 18.15 | Workshop Fotografie
Come and enhance your photography skills! Register

Monday 22 May|  12.30 - 13.15 | Forest Food
Come enjoy a free vegan wrap during your lunch break!

Tuesday 23 May| 12.30 - 13.15 |Lunch Lecture & Special Interest Meeting
Lecture (ENG): From “Castle and Moat” to “We are All in the Same Boat”: Challenging the notion of property in the law, in practice and in the soul. By Adam Calo
The way we structure the ownership of things is an overlooked root driver of environmental problems. The problem is, that dominant notions of property are deeply embedded in the law, in practice and, most troubling, in our minds. In this talk, Adam Calo will “make strange” the concept of property, reveal how property relations restrict the possibility of sustainability practice, and invite the audience to think of pathways for change. Register

Tuesday 23 May| 15.00 - 16.30 | Meeting Special Interest Group Sustainability,
By TLC, no registration necessary.

Wednesday 24 May | 12.30 - 13.15 |Lunch lecture
Lecture (ENG) The reemergence of the land sparing ideology: Reconciling agriculture with biodiversity conservation and the persistence of  bad idea. By Adam Calo.
In this talk Adam Calo will revisit biologist Claire Kremen’s argument for moving beyond over simplified land sparing arguments, showcase a few neo-land sparing discourses and then discuss the implications of a newly legitimized land sparing vision of land governance. Based on the essay: Land spares feel their oatsRegister

Thursday 25 May| 21.45 - 23.30 |Movie Night 'Vesper'
Come watch this sci-fi adventure in a unique setting! After the collapse of Earth's ecosystem, Vesper, a 13-year-old girl struggling to survive with her paralysed father, meets a woman with a secret that will force her to use her wits, powers and bio-hacking skills to fight for the possibility of having a future. Don't forget to bring a blanket and a pillow so you are comfortable! Register

Tuesday 30 May| 12.30 - 13.15 |Poetry & Smoothie 
Session by the Campus poet & free smoothie

Tuesday 30 May|16.00 - 17.30 |Biodiversity Walk
Get up to date on all the biodiversity areas, projects and challenges on campus. Register

Wednesday 31 May |17.00 - 18.00 |Sport
Movement class (register via Radboud Sports Centre)

Wednesday 31 May|19.00 - 20.30 | Sport
Bootcamp (register via Radboud Sports Centre)

Thursday 1 June | 17:30 - 19:00 | Concert Sofar Sounds
Experience the magic of live music in the pop-up forest! Three singer-songwriters take to the stage among the trees. Register

After 2 June, the forest moves to pop up again on the grey Marienburg square in front of LUX. Here it is part of the Art for Climate festival Nimma aan Zee, held between 9 and 11 June.

Monday 8 May 2023, 9 am - Friday 2 June 2023, 4 pm
Radboud Green office