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New book: The Wild Ways of the Oak

Jamie Lorimer has just published The Wild Ways of the Oak, a collaboration with Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley, which was first developed at our Performing Wild Geographies workshop at Knepp Wildland Project.An edition of 60 copies were letterpress printed by Richard Lawrence, and the PDF is available here.…See More
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The Six Wild Ways of the Oak

An audio essay by Jamie Lorimer, Sofie Narbed, David Overend, Jenny Swingler and Scott Twynholm. Written at Knepp Wildland Project in West Sussex.The Six Wild Ways of the Oak is a creative response to the wild ways of Knepp Castle Estate, focussing on the different topologies through which we might conceive of the oak.This project was funded as part of Jamie Lorimer’s British Academy Fellowship at the University of Oxford. Thanks to Penny Green, Tom Forward, Rina Quinlan and all the staff at…See More
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Lewis Hetherington swims with beavers

Days before the lockdown began, we made it back to Bamff Estate in Perthshire - the site of Scotland's first reintroduced beavers. Moving on from our usual walking methods, we donned neoprene and attempted some creative swimming experiments. While our usual writing and research is curtailed, here are some images and a couple of short texts from Lewis Hetherington. Also see Laura Bissell's 'Landscaping with beavers' just published in…See More
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New article

Laura Bissell's 'Tidal spaces: choreographies of remembrance and forgetting', just published in Cultural Geographies:This article explores the potential of tidal spaces to perform acts of remembrance and forgetting. Using oceanographer Rachel Carson’s The Edge of the Sea to contextualise tidal spaces, this analysis will discuss how constantly shifting and eroding coastlines act as a site…See More
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Book review

Read my review of Liesbeth Groot Nibbelink’s Nomadic Theatre: Mobilising Theory and Practice on the European Stage, just published at Contemporary Theatre Review.See More
Dec 20, 2019
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The bones beneath the streets: drifting through London’s Quaternary

Our new article about a drift through London's Quaternary history has just been published, which I have co-written with Jamie Lorimer (Oxford) and Danielle Schreve (Royal Holloway):'The bones beneath the streets: drifting through London’s Quaternary' is now available at Cultural Geographies.See More
Nov 5, 2019
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New publications

A couple of journeying publications this month:My article 'Rantin and Raving: Kieran Hurley's Aesthetic Communities' is available at Contemporary Theatre Review, accompanied by a filmed interview with Kieran Hurley for the journal’s online Interventions section;and my Study…See More
Sep 27, 2019
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The Gift in the Beaver

Figure 1:  A beaver on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, Scotland. Gift giving may be the most basic form of exchange, though hardly simple. In our hearts, we like to imagine that gifts are given with “no strings attached.” Of course, this is rarely the case. Instead, gift exchange is weighted by complex, rarely articulated social expectations.…See More
Aug 20, 2019
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Aug 19, 2019
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Jul 30, 2019
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Landscaping with Beavers

Arriving“The more beavery the landscape is, the harder it is to find them.” This is what Laura Ogden, an environmental anthropologist from the US told us on our first evening in Bamff in Perthshire as we took an evening walk around the land to try to spot some beavers. An interdisciplinary group of ten researchers including artists, cultural geographers, and anthropologists visited the estate for four days to explore “landscaping with beavers”, and the possibility of multispecies collaboration.…See More
Jul 29, 2019
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Jun 24, 2019
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Bamff Beavers

We have just returned from a wild weekend at the Bamff beaver project in Perthshire. Bamff hosts the longest established population of reintroduced beavers in Scotland and is located amidst the growing population of beavers in the Tay valley. The Ramsay family, who own the estate, are key players in current debates about beaver reintroduction in Scotland. Over three days at Bamff we learned about the beavers and their landscape, and participated in a set of creative experiments in landscaping…See More
Jun 24, 2019

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Lewis Hetherington swims with beavers

Posted by David Overend on June 17, 2020 at 15:02 0 Comments

Days before the lockdown began, we made it back to Bamff Estate in Perthshire - the site of Scotland's first reintroduced beavers. Moving on from our usual walking methods, we donned neoprene and attempted some creative swimming experiments. While our usual writing and research is curtailed, here are some images and a couple of short texts from Lewis Hetherington. 

Also see Laura Bissell's 'Landscaping with beavers' just published in…

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The Gift in the Beaver

Posted by Laura A. Ogden on August 20, 2019 at 17:11 0 Comments

Figure 1:  A beaver on display at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow, Scotland. 

Gift giving may be the most basic form of exchange, though hardly simple. In our hearts, we like to imagine that gifts are given with “no strings attached.” Of course, this is rarely the case. Instead, gift…

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Landscaping with Beavers

Posted by Laura Bissell on July 29, 2019 at 21:30 0 Comments

Arriving

“The more beavery the landscape is, the harder it is to find them.” This is what Laura Ogden, an environmental anthropologist from the US told us on our first evening in Bamff in Perthshire as we took an evening walk around the land to try to spot some beavers. An interdisciplinary group of ten researchers including artists, cultural geographers, and anthropologists visited the estate for four days to explore “landscaping with beavers”, and the possibility of…

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Bamff Beavers

Posted by David Overend on June 24, 2019 at 19:30 0 Comments

We have just returned from a wild weekend at the Bamff beaver project in Perthshire. Bamff hosts the longest established population of reintroduced beavers in Scotland and is located amidst the growing population of beavers in the Tay valley. The Ramsay family, who own the estate, are key players in current debates about beaver…

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New book: The Wild Ways of the Oak

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Jamie Lorimer has just published The Wild Ways of the Oak, a collaboration with Rosie Fairfax-Cholmeley, which was first developed at our Performing Wild Geographies workshop at Knepp Wildland…Continue

New article: Landscaping with beavers

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Laura Bissell's 'Landscaping with beavers' just published in…Continue

New article: Water matters

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"Water matters: TUG onboard and TUG footpath" by Dr Laura BissellStudies in Theatre and…Continue

New article: Tidal spaces

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Laura Bissell's 'Tidal spaces: choreographies of remembrance and forgetting', just published in…Continue

 
 
 

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