#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 →

Re-posting: Review of Plein Air by Silva Datum Musica on ToneShift

...but they have successfully fused sound and vision with natural science to deliver an awesome ear-opener as well. Read the whole review here... and listen to excerpts here... via Plein Air by Silva Datum Musica — The Future of music one record at a time

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 →

Mandy Haggith, ed., Into the Forest: An Anthology of Tree Poems (Glasgow: Saraband, 2013), pp. 280. Into the Forest, cover image by Carry Ackroyd (by permission Saraband) An early linkage between literature and ecology in the recent revival of nature writing, Kim Taplan’s book Tongues in Trees (1989) investigated the connection between humans and woodland,... 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 →

Trees, mother trees and interactions

This short film opens up a different understanding of forests and the interactions between trees facilitated by fungi - inspiring stuff reinforcing the importance of respecting the complexity of forests across both species diversity and age diversity.  Professor Suzanne Simard of the University of British Columbia highlights the importance of Mother or Granny Trees in these... Continue Reading →

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