This international cross-disciplinary conference, organised by the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University, will bring together scholarly communities for knowledge exchange and debate. It aims to consider the discourses that swirl around concepts of wilderness, wildness, wildscape, re-wilding, wilding and the wild. It will seek to explore the place of thee notions in the contemporary imagination, whilst giving an account of their continuing agency for academics, professionals and all those engaged in landscape issues.
Landscape, Wilderness and The Wild will take place over two days at Newcastle University, with a third day of facilitated trips to explore notions of wilderness and the wild in Northumberland, North Pennines and Wild Teeside.
Keynotes: Professor Bill Adams / Dr Steve Carver / Jay Griffiths / Dr Anna Jorgensen / Paul Kingsnorth
Themes: The Urban Wild / Rewilding vs the Cultural Landscape / Future Imaginaries of Landscape / Wilderness as a State of Mind / Reclaimed and Restored Landscapes / The End of Environmentalism?
Registration: Early bird until Friday 6th February 2015. For registration and accommodation information please visit http://www.ncl.ac.uk/apl/news/events/thewild
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