Neringa Forest Architecture (NFA) reflects on the agency of cultural practices and institutions in framing environmental relationships. The project involves a growing assembly of collaborations and participants to read the cultural landscape of Curonian Spit from myriad perspectives and practices as a case study of an environment of natural systems governed, exploited, and regulated by human interventions, technologies, industries, institutions and agencies.

Timber Archive

Neringa Forest Architecture collects all types of timber that is annually logged on the Curonian Spit and usually used for biofuel. As part of the project, this timber is appropriated from its usual cycle and brought to Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts, where it is cut into planks and stored in a shed specially constructed for natural seasoning as a display of analogue data / an archive / a document / a material memory / an imprint of the landscape / a public display. This material is also a resource for project participants, artists-in-residence, and students working in the timber workshop of the Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts.

The CHILDREN’S FOREST PAVILION built from this particular timber was transported to Venice before its return to the Curonian Spit at the conclusion of the Architecture Biennale 2023.

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Text, drawings, photos:
Neringa Forest Architecture
(Jurga Daubaraitė, Egija Inzule, Jonas Žukauskas) Design: Monika Janulevičiūtė
Proofreader: Gemma Lloyd

Publisher: Kirvarpa
Edition: 1100

Published on the occasion of the CHILDREN’S FOREST PAVILION
Lithuania at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia 2023

Organised by: Neringa Forest Architecture
Implemented by: Nida Art Colony of Vilnius Academy of Arts
Supported by: Lithuanian Council for Culture

PDF of the poster is available via this link

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