As part of Sylva Caledonia, one of Summerhall’s contributions to Edinburgh International Science Festival, we are holding a discussion, Caledonian Everyday in four parts. The first part will take place on Sunday 12 April at 2pm at Summerhall (Anatomy Lecture Theatre).
The key questions are:
- Who knows what (and who decides) about the ancient woodlands of Scotland?
Management of forests is no longer restricted to issues of extraction vs biodiversity. In a field including wild and free forest (no management), community management and extraction, and a science-based biodiversity management system, what are the various implications? Who decides? Who benefits? Who speaks for the forest and other living things?
- What can the arts and humanities contribute to well-being of non-human?
The iconic and of the everyday: where is the Caledonian forest embodied in the central belt? Can a deeper ecological community and its aesthetic experience be nurtured within a city? Is it a bonsai forest or a living ecosystem?
- How can the arts and cultural institutions of Scotland enrich our relationship?
Attachment and the challenges of creating connections: do cultural institutions have a role in the public awareness and well-being of ancient forests? Do the institutions of Scotland enrich our relationship with ancient Caledonian forests? What are the examples of practice in making these connections?
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The subsequent panels will be held on:
- Saturday 25th April, 2pm
- Satuday 9th May, 2pm
- Saturday 16th May, 2pm