Routledge Handbook of Placemaking 2021 ‘The Hollywood Forest Story: Placemaking for the Symbiocene’

It is still a surprise to me, after a rather tortuous and risky Creative Practice-led PhD, that The Hollywood Forest Story, and particularly my framework to explain long term ecosocial (ecological) art practice has found resonance with others. And, over and over again, creatives and educators come back to me, after reading my most popular…Read more Routledge Handbook of Placemaking 2021 ‘The Hollywood Forest Story: Placemaking for the Symbiocene’

New ecosocial art practice book–: ‘Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place’ and guest talk by Iain Biggs

If you come here to help me, you are wasting your time.If you came here because your liberation is bound up with mine,Then let us work together.Mary Watkins quotes an Aboriginal Activist from Queensland, Australia, in Mutual Accompaniment and the Creation of the Commons, cited in the new Routledge book: Creative Engagements with Ecologies of…Read more New ecosocial art practice book–: ‘Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place’ and guest talk by Iain Biggs

Hollywood, ‘the little wood that could’ is a small 2-acre Close-to-Nature continuous cover forest growing under the Blackstairs Mountains, in South County Carlow, Ireland. Photo: Martin Lyttle

PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices

I'm delighted to announce that this week I was conferred with a PhD by Practice in Visual Culture at the National College of Art and Design at a ceremony at University College Dublin. There are so, so many people to thank and I'm delighted to start to share some of my practice and research, FINALLY!…Read more PhD by Practice – The Ecological Turn: Living Well with forests to explain eco-social art practices