More like a Walking Tree

More like a Walking Tree is a week-long immersive module where, we, as a collective, will explore alternative perspectives in this time of uncertainty around ecological imbalances.

Breaking free from silos to encourage a collaborative and community mindset, More like a Walking Tree will promote the sharing of knowledge and seek to explore patterns of generosity and care within our interconnected ecosystem. Experimental, evolving, and open-ended in its approach, the module will set out to imagine hopeful narratives through regenerative and equitable systems and processes for now and the future.

This immersive module is offered by Creative Futures Academy (CFA), The National College of Art and Design, (NCAD), and The Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).

Who is it for?

More like a Walking Tree is open to all those who share a genuine desire to work collaboratively, and think in alternative and unconventional ways. We are looking for thinkers, dreamers, listeners, experimenters and storytellers, encouraging a diverse mix of participants from art and design as well as adjacent disciplines. The intensive is open to artists, designers, writers, curators and others including postgraduate students. The criteria for selection won’t be solely based on professional and academic experience. We will consider your background, interests and the themes of your work with a view to creating a multidisciplinary and coherent group.

What will I do?

More like a Walking Tree will commence with a collective outdoor experience and field trip. Over the course of the week, the project will take place on NCAD campus, IMMA and surrounding areas, and will harness tools of outdoor and onsite collaboration. The module will include a rich programme of seminars with international and local speakers, discussion, ideation, printing workshops and making opportunities.

This module is an immersive experience: participants must be available for the full duration of the programme and you will need to be located in Dublin from 12th-16th September 2022. You will be asked to undertake reading in advance of the event and to participate fully in discussions and group work over the course of the programme.

This module will help build skills to work collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams. It will enable participants to develop alternative and experimental modes of thinking to approach the complexity of the crisis we face today.

How do I apply?

Please apply here

Application deadline: 22nd August 2022