16 to 18 October 2023

Landscape Research Group is delighted to announce we will be hosting another Critical Field Study trip to the town of Dunkirk, France from 16th to 18th October 2023.

Following on from our hugely successful inaugural trip to the Isle of Arran in October 2022, we are designing a trip for LRG members, to actively explore the current issues on the ground, relating to landscape research, exchange knowledge and build networks of practice.

The three-day itinerary will be curated by Atelier Za’atar, an organisation run by LRG member, Anna Lena Hahn and Titiane Haton. The trip has been inspired by their work on the “Jachères” research project and exhibition, which is hosted in the cultural centre of Dunkirk, la Halle aux Sucres.

The field study will explore the layers of Dunkirk’s landscape, weaving the town’s war history, its industrial activity and its forward-looking initiatives in the realms of ecology, culture and urbanism. The trip will provide opportunities to understand the sense of place of the town from the perspectives of locals working in different sectors, such as the harbour, the archives and the town hall. The site visits will be complemented and enhanced by reflexive conversations as a group, framing discussions from various disciplinary perspectives.

If you think you would like to attend, please submit an expression of interest by filling out this this very short form, which will give us an indication of numbers.

All range of careers levels, disciplines and geographical base are very welcome and encouraged.

If you have any questions, please email Emily Shakespeare. There are limited spaces available and LRG members will have priority in the allocation of places.

For a taste of last year’s trip to the Isle of Arran, you can find some participants’ critical reflections from the field study on our LEX site.