The Shillim Foundation hosts annual residencies to promote collaboration between artists and conservationists. The programs, titled Wild By Design, bring together artists, scientists, economists, and designers around a specific landscape in order to:

  • Produce works of art that engage the landscape
  • To reframe the relationship between the arts and conservation
  • To create blueprints that integrate ecology, culture, and economics for conserving/developing wild places

Artists and conservationists will work side by side, to produce a cross-pollination of ideas, practices, methods, and processes. The works that emerge during the Foundation programs will come to life in performances, exhibitions, books, manuals, and interactive media.

The inaugural Wild By Design: The Elements, will take place this fall in the Western Ghats in India. Participating artists and conservationists include: