The collaborative style of working at the OU has been incorporated into a practical expertise at hosting and running a wide range of working groups, workshops, all of which have produced research outputs.
10.00 – Registration / Coffee
10.30 - Introduction David Chapman
10.35 – 11.50 Session 1 Theorising environment, democracy and creative practice
In recent years the inter-disciplinary confluence of human geography with a range of other areas such as art (Hawkins, 2013), architecture (Jacobs, 2006) and creativity more generally suggests a confident, outward-looking disciplinary state. The relative absence of design from this intellectual intermingling is somewhat surprising, particularly given design’s…
This presentation will discuss how landscapes undergoing transformation combine both natural and cultural heritage-making practices. Two fieldwork sites will be examined in more detail: a rewilding initiative in North-East Portugal, and a community archaeology project at Orford Ness in Suffolk. In Portugal, rewilding is taking place in semi-abandoned agricultural…