Event:

Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation Symposium
GSA Exhibitions and School of Fine Art

Event Type:

Off-site event

Location:

The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU

Open:

19 Mar 2020 - 20 Mar 2020
Thu - Fri, 13:30 - 17:30

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Image:

'Four Pools, Wanlock Dod'
Alan Currall (2019)

Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation Symposium

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Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation is a symposium organised by the Reading Landscape Research Group, formed by artist-academics from the School of Fine Art at The Glasgow School of Art.

The symposium will take place on 19 and 20 March 2020. It is the closing event that informs an exhibition of work, under the same title, by Reading Landscape Research Group members. Both the exhibition and symposium will be held at The Lighthouse, Glasgow. The format of the Symposium will include two invited Keynote speakers – one on each day of the event – followed by thematic sessions chaired by a respondent.

How do contemporary art and other interdisciplinary practices engage with (and expand) the themes of Land, Histories and Transformation? How can such practices work with contested histories, identities and remoteness in specific locations? What do land and other material practices reveal in terms of transformation, heritage and sustainability? Which practical, creative and critical theoretical frameworks are currently being utilised to interrogate the politics of Land, Histories and Transformation? How can a reflexive curatorial process activate these themes?

The Symposium will cover four key themes:

- People and Place (including alternative voices and experiences of landscape including embodiment and auto-ethnographic practices);

- Histories (including land ownership, commons, cultural perspectives, border territories, heritage and preservation);

- Wild spaces (including peripheral territories, deserts, forests or ideas of remoteness);

- Contentious Landscapes (including sustainability, interventions, conservation and ecology).