Practicing Landscape Symposium: People and Place
Reading Landscape Research Group

Event Type:

Research Presentation


Online via Zoom – link sent by email to registered guests


4 Dec 2020
13:00 - 14:15



‘Blackhill Autoethnographic Study’ (2019) Jordan Whitewood-Neal
Photo by Simon Beames

Practicing Landscape Symposium: People and Place

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

Session 5: Histories
Friday 4 December 2020 via Zoom

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In Session 4, our second Keynote, Dr Louise Purbrick raised questions of activism, exploited peoples and landscapes, leading to the penultimate themes of the symposium ‘Practicing Landscape: Land, Histories and Transformation’. For this week’s theme, People and Place, our panel teases out questions of community, alternative voices, gender politics and experiences of landscape including embodiment and auto-ethnographic practices. 

Dr Nicky Bird (The Glasgow School of Art), ‘Raging: Revisiting Raging Dyke Network’

Jordan Whitewood-Neal (MRes student, University of Brighton), ‘Epistemological Hinterlands: Non-Normative Embodiment and Sublime Perceptions of Landscape’

Dr Jo Vergunst (Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen), ‘Exploring landscape decision-making with the arts: agency, scale and temporality’

Respondent: Dr Frances Robertson (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.