Artists, Farmers and Philosophers: GETTING GRASSROOTS EXPERTISE INTO LANDSCAPE RESEARCH, POLICY AND PRACTICE

THE BOWES MUSEUM
7/9 September 2016

Based at the magnificent Bowes Museum in Teesdale, and with walks, talks, screenings, performances and a celebration in the museum on the second evening, this 3 day symposium explores types of grassroots expertise pertinent to understanding the character and dynamics of our cultural landscapes.

The adoption of such expertise into governance structures and processes could be transformative and help catalyse local buy-in for future landscape planning, design and management approaches. The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership scheme is providing exactly the kind of model that allows for such voices to show their strategic value. This symposium marks the completion of the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership, within which aesthetics and culture have been at the heart of the local narrative.

With a diverse programme of eminent speakers lined up to explore these themes, and plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking, this event sets out to create connections between those with different landscape interests and to seek consensus through the notion of cultural landscape.

Drew Bennellick – Head of Landscape and Natural Heritage, Heritage Lottery Fund
Magali Pettier – Filmmaker, director of hit obs-doc ‘Addicted to Sheep’
Henna Asikainen – Artist
Steve Messam – Artist
Richard Betton – Hill Farmer
Dr. Margaret Bradshaw MBE – Botanist
Julia Aglionby – Chair of Natural England’s Upland Committee
Professor Emily Brady – Environment and Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Simon James – Department of Philosophy, Durham University
Maggie Roe – McCord Centre, Newcastle University
Dr Paul Knights – School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester

We would ask you to put the dates 7th-9th September 2016 in your diary. We will be circulating the full programme and registration details in due course. All details will be on the McCord Centre website http://www.ncl.ac.uk/mccordcentre.

Feel free to contact the organiser Ewan Allinson with any enquiries, comments or suggestions at: e_allinson@hotmail.co.uk

Follow on Twitter: @McCordCentre and @aboutlandscape

We look forward to welcoming you to a lively event in this lovely corner of rural England.

Kind regards

THE SYMPOSIUM STEERING GROUP

Ewan Allinson (Chair)

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