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Jul 30
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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
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Landscaping with Beavers

Posted 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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Retreating: Thinking, Making, Being

Posted on January 25, 2018 at 9:00 0 Comments

Over the past few years I have undertaken numerous creative residential retreats. This prompted me to think about the benefits of these processes for artists, writers, thinkers and performance makers. All images are the author's own from the Performing Wild Geographies event at the Knepp Estate in October 2017.

Retreating: Thinking, Making, Being

The word retreat implicitly has the promise of a “treat” within it, referring to the…

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Under the Surface of Knepp

Posted on December 12, 2017 at 9:00 0 Comments

Under the Surface of Knepp

(This was written as a response to the Performing Wild Geographies event which took place at Knepp Estate on the 2-4th October 2017).

An arch of ghostly manta rays

Entrance to a wild place

Petrified and stacked

Bleached brown coral reef

Signalling death and end

Palimpsests

of lasts

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Kneppimagepoem

Posted on October 27, 2017 at 17:00 0 Comments

Deadcoralarch

Homehearthtable Dawnbreakingday…

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At 13:17 on April 22, 2013, Sarah O'Brien said…

Nice to meet you in York the other week! Thanks you for telling me about this site.

Best wishes

 

Sarah

(Teesside University)

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