Tim Acott and Dave Edwards #art4wetlands, a disciplinary dance

As part of the Ramsar Culture Network/ecoartscotland #art4wetlands story Tim Acott (Principal Investigator for WetlandLIFE) and David Edwards (Forest Research) here unpack their thinking behind involving artists in the WetlandLIFE project (part of the Natural Environment Research Council's Valuing Nature Programme). WetlandLIFE is focused on managing mosquitoes and the socio-economic value of wetlands for wellbeing.... Continue Reading →

Creative Sustainability

I don’t know how many people listened to the Moral Maze on Radio 4 on Wednesday evening (10th October)? In the week of the IPCC report saying we have 12 years before we go through the 1.5 degrees of global warming threshold, the programme brought together a debate on the moral implications. The debate was... Continue Reading →

Kate Foster: Engaging with peatland restoration – Embedded Art practices within Landscape Partnerships

As artists, we (Kerry Morrison and Kate Foster) have discovered a common purpose of embedding ecological artistic practice and research within peat landscape restoration projects. This post invites readers to ‘watch this space’ for how we are, and will be, involved in restoration work on blanket peatland and raised bogs that will be carried out... Continue Reading →

Beverly Naidus: The ZAD Becomes Compost? LONG LIVE THE ZAD!

This post comes from Beverly Naidus, a friend and colleague. Her attention is focused on the ZAD (zone à défendre) after visiting in October. Recent events have made it urgent to relay her experience and why the destruction of this place in France matters. A month ago we drew attention to the Journal of Aesthetics... Continue Reading →

Presentation: On The Deep Wealth Of This Nation, 9 March

Launch and Live screening: ​Friday 9 March, 7pm Live streamed from California: Newton Harrison of the Harrison Studio and The Center for the Study of the Force Majeure (CFM) sets out a vision for Scotland and for the River Dee. Following on from his lecture in the early autumn, The Barn is delighted to host the... Continue Reading →

Tim Collins: Review of LRG’s What is Landscape Justice and Why Does it Matter?

In the second of two pieces resulting from Landscape Research Group (LRG) events, Tim Collins (with input from Reiko Goto) reports on the Debate focused on Landscape Justice held in London on Wednesday 7 December 2017. At this event, landscape justice issues discussed included deeply troubling, indeed dark and bloody national narratives underpinning what is... Continue Reading →

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