The Posthuman Walking Project: The multiplicity of walking with pain in diverse landscapes of care (2023)

Dr Shirley Chubb, University of Chichester This project will use portable and wearable technologies to document transversal explorations of landscapes and walking with pain. The project brings together arts, physiotherapy and anthropology researchers and partner-walkers from six countries in Canada, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Sweden and the UK. Persistent pain affects more than 30% of […]

London’s Common Gardens (2023)

Ioana Petkova & Valerio Massaro, London South Bank University & Loughborough Community Farm Community farms are places of care, for each other and the environment. This project aims to promote and upscale local strategies of care developing a landscape as an infrastructure for learning and knowledge exchange. It draws on existing activities of the Loughbrough […]

Towards Transitions: (Re)Making the Planning Engagement Table with/by First Nations Peoples in Tkaronto (2022)

Maggie Low & Keisha Maloney, University of British Colombia As local governments recognise that they should be working towards reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, particularly as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is ratified around the world, the question of how urban planning process can enable reconciliation efforts in cities remain. […]

Decolonizing Estonian Maritime Cultural Landscapes (2022)

David J. Trimbach, Oregon State University, US and Anu Printsmann, Tallinn University, Estonia This project aims to understand the socio-cultural legacies and impacts of the Soviet occupation on human-landscape relationships, including maritime cultural landscapes in coastal Estonia. The project contributes a much-needed social science layer to already growing scholarship on what is referred to as […]

Hedge School 2021 (2022)

Tom Keeley, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, UK Hedge School 2021 is an itinerant architecture and landscape “school” along the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The project began on 3 May 2021 – the centenary of Partition in Ireland – and was completed on 6 December 2022 – the centenary of the creation of […]

A virtue-based approach to contested landscape management (2021)

Dr Matthew R Rofe, University of South Australia and Prof Michael Ripeester, Brock University, Canada Project summary Memorials are ubiquitous within human landscapes. Memorialisation embodies the operation of power, through which dominant groups legitimise their authority. This is particularly the case within colonial societies. However, the postcolonial turn has witnessed the destabilisation of colonial landscapes. […]

Supporting urban poor’s women leadership to respond to lake and wetland’s in-filling practices and urban dispossession in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2020)

Dr Johanna Brugman Alvarez, University of Queensland, Australia Project summary Cambodia is a country with a ‘disjointed’ form of governance in which state-private alliances by-pass any form of urban legislation in governing its resources in an equitable way. Since 2003, over 60% of Phnom Penh’s lakes and more than 40% of wetlands have been in-filled […]

What is wilderness? Landscapes of change (2020)

Sarah Pohlschneider, University of the Highlands and Islands Project summary Over the last decade, Scottish landscapes have been increasingly exposed to extreme weather events, exacerbating the risk of catastrophic disturbances e.g. wildfires and flooding. Rapid environmental change affects human and non-human communities and requires urgent responses informed by and under consideration of a wide range […]

Landscape stories: an investigation of organisations’ and diverse audiences’ narratives of the countryside to advance justice (2020)

Dr Laura Hodsdon, Falmouth University Project summary Working with the National Trust (NT), this project uses Wembury in South-East Devon as a test-bed to surface stories (real or imagined) about the landscape from organisations and individuals from diverse audiences, to create an impactful action plan for the NT to ensure ‘everyone is welcome’, contribute to […]