6 October 2020
(film and virtual tour at 6.30pm, Zoom Q&A at 7.00pm)
How can we get to grips with the complexity of rural spaces, national parks and protected areas, and bring multiple points of view together? How do we connect to the places around us, and in the light of environmental pressures, go forwards from here, working together?
Join us for this evening event which combines a short film, a virtual exhibition tour and a Q&A to launch ‘Sense of Here’ created by Harriet and Rob Fraser.
This thought-provoking exhibition of photography, poetry and creative mapping is born from slow time outdoors and in-depth enquiries into different elements of landscape, centred in the Lake District National Park. The exhibition encapsulates ‘the feeling and knowing of place’.
The Frasers share reflections from long walking journeys and camping high in the fells in all seasons, including a 258km walk to complete a circuit of the National Park in July of this year; and they share insights from conversations with fifty specialists in environment and land use.
The exhibition also brings together contributions from more than 200 people reflecting on the value of the natural world and hopes for our lived-in, loved and fragile rural landscapes.
The exhibition is on show in the galleries of Grizedale Forest, Cumbria, from October 1st - December 13th. This online event is a one-off opportunity to meet artists Harriet and Rob Fraser, and join a live Q&A with them.
Harriet and Rob Fraser are geographers and artists, and are both Fellows of the Society. Their projects explore the nature and culture of place and encourage participation in actively caring for sensitive environments and cultures. Their work is underpinned by research and meetings with specialists, and crucially involves long walking journeys and spending plenty of time in the outdoors collecting, as they term it, Data of the Heart. They have been supported in this project by University of Cumbria, University of Lancaster, Lake District National Park Authority, Esri Maps, Wordsworth Trust, Langdale Estates and Great Place Lakes & Dales.
To find out more about the project, please visit their website.
This event has been organised by the Society's North West committee, in partnership with Forestry England at Grizedale Forest.
The presentation will be livestreamed on this page at 6.30pm and available to all. There is no need to book to watch this live stream.
Following the live stream, at 7.00pm, Rob and Harriet will be continuing the discussion and taking questions via Zoom. For information on how to join the discussion on Zoom, please click the 'Book now' button. You can submit questions for the discussion below.
Featured image: Rob Fraser / somewhere-nowhere.com
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