Video from the Test Unit Pecha Kucha at the Whisky Bond, Glasgow, July 2016, which provides a context for LAGI Glasgow. Thanks to TAKTAL for the opportunity.
Professor Paul Younger invited me to meet him in his office at the University of Glasgow after he found the blog post. We had exchanged some emails resulting from the sequence of events triggered by 350.org's 'Do The Math' and the wider divestment campaign. We discussed the reasons for the letter to The Guardian (of... Continue Reading →
Absolutely fascinating webminar organised the Ecosystems Knowledge Network on the Aberdeenshire Land Use Strategy Pilot undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council and James Hutton Institute. You can access the presentation online here. This two year exercise was one of two pilots funded by the Scottish Government to take the national Land Use Strategy and 'translate' it down... Continue Reading →
A panel of Foresters (2pm Saturday 16 May, Summerhall, Edinburgh), perhaps a Glossary might be in order (thanks to Robert Macfarlane and his new book Landmarks for the idea and the resources). Forestry Commission Research Glossary. (Page to a letter, i.e. not particularly good for browsing). Royal Forestry Society Glossary. (Some terms and some links... Continue Reading →
For the third in the series of Caledonian Everyday discussions (2pm Saturday 16 May, Summerhall) we have a panel comprising foresters (managers and researchers). At the first panel (12 April) we were provided with an historical trajectory of the issues that Forestry Commission managers and researchers have been asked to take on. We started post... Continue Reading →
Should artists seek to change the world? That's where the first discussion ended, having explored the history of pit props; the potential for a poet to contribute to the constraints that a forest manager might have to take account of in planning the management of an area of woodland; the development of ecosystems services assessment... Continue Reading →