Practicing Landscape Symposium: Histories
Reading Landscape Research Group

Event Type:

Research Presentation


Online via Zoom – link sent by email to registered guests


20 Nov 2020
13:00 - 14:15



Still from Writing Rack Fen (2020)
Joe Crowdy

Practicing Landscape Symposium: Histories

Event info

Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation
Reading Landscape Research Group Symposium
6 November - 11 December 2020

Session 3: Histories
Friday 20 November 2020 via Zoom

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Histories is the third session of the symposium Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation, following on from last week’s theme of Wild Places. Our panel will expand on  the ways art practice and historical research investigate this theme to address land as witness, oral histories, cultural perspectives shaped by politics and memory, through to issues of heritage, ecology and conservation.

Seán Laoide-Kemp (Masters by Research Student, IADT Dún Laoghaire), ‘Landscape as Witness: Aftermath Photography, Oral History, and Ethnography in Representing the Public Works Scheme of the Great Irish Famine’

Joe Crowdy (PhD Candidate, Oslo School of Architecture and Design), ‘Writing Rack Fen: 1583-1606 and 2019-20’

Dr Frances Robertson (Lecturer, GSA) ‘Alien Introductions: trees, memory and landscape history’

Respondent Michail Mersinis (GSA)


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 over six Fridays, from 6 Nov – 12 Dec 2020. The format of the Symposium includes two invited Keynote speakers – Ingrid Pollard and Dr Louise Purbrick – and four thematic sessions chaired by a respondent.