The Same Hillside

It was a seemingly unlikely pair forming the panel after the Crypic Nights premier of The Same Hillside at the Centre for Contemporary Art in Glasgow. The one who looked like a farmer (checked shirt and flat cap) was the documentary film-maker John Wallace, the other (long hair and beard a t-shirt with a 'pirate'... Continue Reading →

Caledonian Everyday Discussions Pt 2 of 3

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 →

Caledonian Everyday Discussions Pt 1 of 4

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). We are very pleased that Paul Tabbush, Chair of the Landscape Research Group (Bio),... Continue Reading →

Future Forest

Collins_Goto_Edwards_FutureForest2015 We are pleased to highlight the Report just released by the Collins and Goto Studio and Forest Research entitled Future Forest, The Black Wood, Rannoch, Scotland.   It features reflection and findings from a year long artist-led creative inquiry into the ecological and cultural meanings and values associated with the Black Wood of Rannoch in... Continue Reading →

Anthroposcene Evolution

James Watt didn't start the anthropocene age, nor is he responsible for climate change, but the invention of the Steam Engine is more than a footnote in history.  The new online journal at http://www.anthroposcenemanifesto.com (sic) is a platform for research and reflection from social, cultural ecology perspectives.  The introduction reads, The Anthroposcene Evolution is a... Continue Reading →

A Critical Forest Art Practice

Tim Collins and Reiko Goto's project, The Forest is Moving, exploring, listening and responding to, imagining, learning from, touching, sleeping in, filming, photographing, walking in and with, the Black Rannoch Woods, is ongoing at the moment.  They have been posting to the Imagining Natural Scotland's blog (where you can find blog posts from other projects... Continue Reading →

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