Ecosystems Services and Gaelic Report published

NatureScot recently published a report on the relevance of Gaelic language, place names, literature and song, tradition and folklore to assessing ecosystem services. This is a very significant development in approaching ecosystem service assessment through a cultural lens, understanding that culture is not just tourism and beauty spots, but is the articulation of values, uses... Continue Reading →

Reviewer needed: Earth Writings

Robin Wall Kimmerer helps us to understand how humans can be important parts of living systems in our interactions with other living things (Braiding Sweetgrass). Gary Snyder discusses 'reinhabitants'. Barry Lopez identifies three qualities that are for him critical in indigenous peoples' ways of living. ...three qualities - paying intimate attention; a storied relationship to... Continue Reading →

David Haley ‘Going beyond Earthly’

. . . plant seeds in the ground compost continues to grow apple falls to earth . . . Editor's introduction: The Barn, Banchory, has always had an environmental dimension, including allotments, a wild garden, biofuel boilers and shares the site with Buchanan’s, a slow food bistro. But as the largest rural multi-arts centre in... Continue Reading →

Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

It’s time for reminiscing! And what better topic to think back on than a year’s worth of trashy insights? Here are the top ten posts from Discard Studies in 2020 as determined by our readers!Top 10 Discard Studies articles of 2020

#arts4treescapes

The NERC led Treescapes Programme specifically articulates a requirement for Arts & Humanities involvement. The Programme Ambassadors are using #treescapes and we'd encourage practice-led researchers in the arts, curating and producing to use #arts4treescapes to discuss the programme and to highlight relevant practices and projects. For example, as a 'starter for 6', the following are... Continue Reading →

The virus speaks

In Tim Morton's highly recommended 'We're doomed' on BBC R4 he speaks to George Monbiot about needing to accept circumstances, in Monbiot's case that his cancer was part of him. It doesn't mean that Monbiot doesn't talk about the excellent care he received from the NHS or the reality that the cancer could have killed... Continue Reading →

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