The location of SARA within the rural environs of the Western Ghats of Karnataka is critical to understanding its larger function, it’s educational initiatives and community actions. Environmentalists and scholars alike have identified the region as a biologically diverse hotspot, and its status as an eco-sensitive zone allows for it to function as a register of the impact of global warming and climate change. SARA has equipped with its basic infrastructure to accommodate artistic, informational exhibitions, workshops, residencies, studio spaces, etc. SARA’s infrastructure site is on the typical small farming household surroundings, with a line of small forests attached to it. The deteriorated forest at one point is in the process of being restored, in the last eight years hundreds of local species of plants and trees are planted and identified.