CREAF has an Arts & Ecological Science residency  driven internally by a group of science lovers who firmly believe in the benefits of its intersection with art. 

This grup of people create Ecotons as an internal initiative working on different proposals an ideas arround art and science. Ecotons are transition zones between different ecological communities, somewhat marginal places where different realities come into contact with each other, where tensions arise but also unexpected fertility.

Art & Ecological Science residency


CREAF and the creative factory La ESCOCESA have begun a stable collaboration through an agreement signed by both institutions. In this case, the collaboration is within the framework of the call for research and artistic experimentation projects where CREAF offers a specific module that has been named Ecotons.

Convocatòria Ecotons

Now we open the second Ecotons call for research and artistic experimentation projects, which offers a space for experimentation, learning, cross-disciplinary and scientific-cultural research, applied to the study of the biosphere and the great environmental challenges of today, such as climate change, the loss biodiversity or the water management.

Ecotons distinguishes individual or collective proposals to be developed throughout 2022.

Any person or group that meets the requirements of the rules can apply, regardless of age, geographical origin or specific professional background. The 1st phase for the reception of proposals was open until 15 April 2022 and has an endowment of € 5,000 gross, which can be increased to € 6,000 in the case of groups.

This was our last CREAF – LA ESCOCESA

Art & Ecological Science residency 2021- 2022

Future Forest Diorama

The two resident artists in the framework of the collaboration with La Escocesa were:

Carola Moujan and Agustín Ortiz Herrera‘s artistic research at CREAF has focused on their shared interest in plant communities and the possibility of speculating on possible transpositions of the sophisticated principles of communication, cooperation and interaction with the environment that plants develop in other areas.

Both artists have sought to understand how these cooperative networks are organised, what parameters are involved in their constitution, development and evolution.

They have taken as the basis of their study the forest ecosystem and, in particular, the forest of the Collserola Natural Park in Barcelona. 

This work has been a preamble and a basis for the development of Future Forest Diorama, a project to install a network of terrariums built inside discarded objects. Inside each terrarium, a homeostatic system regulates living conditions such as humidity, temperature and air quality. Like botanical communities, the terrariums are connected to each other and control the surrounding activity through simple machine-to-machine networks, interacting with participants through sounds, air movements and light modulations.








The ECOTONS artistic residency of CREAF is part of the Severo Ochoa “ULandscape” funded in 2019 by the Agencia Estatal de Investigación of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to support Research Centres of Excellence.

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