While living for five years in one of the most valuable remaining natural areas of Europe, the Białowieża Forest on the Polish-Belarusian border, Hertz enlisted multiple methodologies in her fieldwork and conducted research on interspecies migration, habitation and settlement. An online digital archive will make the archived and edited material accessible to a wider audience. In addition, the foundation wishes to organise a research-based artist residency to bring the international community of artists and academics closer to the problems faced by local communities, specifically, the protection of Europe's most precious natural areas and the construction of a wall along the border strip with Belarus to prevent further illegal migration. Other goals include the creation of grassroots collective systems of inter-environmental support and self-help among citizens and NGOs, as well as the implementation of different methods of dealing with systemic oppression, exclusion and trauma.
Kultura Kresu Foundation/NGO, active in Podlaskie for nearly three years, promotes culture, art, film and social activism.