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 […]

Forest fire and indigenous landscape identity (2020)

Dr Andrew Butler, Dr Annette Löf and Dr Sara Holmgren, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences Project summary This project aims to investigate the consequences of forest fires in the Swedish boreal forest from the Sami landscape perspectives compared with the dominant discourse. Fire causes dramatic and abrupt landscape change reaching beyond the visible, physical and […]

Rewilding the popular imagination through visual narratives (2021)

Dr Jo Phillips, Manchester Metropolitan University Project summary This project aims to identify and illustrate themes for use in creating future visual narratives of rewilding projects, to be used to communicate the concept of rewilding to the widest possible audience, and thereby to engage the popular imagination. Existing literature in the field of rewilding has […]

Out of focus: cinematic readings of a shaken landscape (2021)

Louis Braddock Clarke and Zuzanna Zgierska, The Royal Academy of Art Project summary ‘Out of Focus’ is an experimental documentary film, which samples the shifts in iron magnetism in Greenland to navigate the intersections of climate change, mineral extraction, indigenous cosmology, and post-colonialism. The core narrative takes place at Cape York, Greenland, where 10,000 years […]

Out of focus: cinematic readings of a shaken landscape (2021)

Louis Braddock Clarke and Zuzanna Zgierska, The Royal Academy of Art Project summary ‘Out of Focus’ is an experimental documentary film, which samples the shifts in iron magnetism in Greenland to navigate the intersections of climate change, mineral extraction, indigenous cosmology, and post-colonialism. The core narrative takes place at Cape York, Greenland, where 10,000 years […]

Landscape relationships between outdoor recreation and public history in the US South (2021)

Mary T Biggs, University of North Carolina Project summary This research will examine the historical and spatial relationships between U.S. landscapes of public history and landscapes of outdoor recreation shape understandings of the past, the natural world, and social justice. What can we learn by interrogating the institutional and physical relationships between these two overlapping, […]