Co-producing knowledge with the more-than-human world: 2014 International Royal Geography Society society conference

Update 2016: some of the proceedings from the More-than-human-participatory research group' sessions are to be published by Routledge in a new text called Participatory Research in More-Than-Human Worlds Image above: recently a small robin has sought to move inside our house in Hollywood - we've been enjoying flying antics and stunning arias from this tiny…Read more Co-producing knowledge with the more-than-human world: 2014 International Royal Geography Society society conference

Co-production of knowledge with non-humans from Hollywood

Image above: We have a couple of pairs of pigeons at Hollywood, living and cooing away quite happily amongst the conifers. They love the rowan berries from a few rowan trees we planted on the edge of Hollywood some years ago and have successfully spread rowan and beech seeds from further afield through the forest.…Read more Co-production of knowledge with non-humans from Hollywood

Tending the wild – lessons from the forest toward deep sustainability at TheGallery, Bournemouth Arts University

Last week I gave a talk about my work at TheGallery, Bournemouth Arts University, UK. I was delighted to have the opportunity to share my work with a new audience and get valuable feedback too. My thanks to Stephanie James, Violet McClean and The Gallery interns for inviting me and making my visit so enjoyable.…Read more Tending the wild – lessons from the forest toward deep sustainability at TheGallery, Bournemouth Arts University

the black space (resilience) of the ash night

.. the black space/ that creates the universe, would...'        poet Deryn Rees-Jones 2008 I've often noticed the areas in my forest that are regenerating well; 'long live the weeds and the wildness yet'* that is so much a part of a healthy forest. If I look carefully and low down its hard not to miss…Read more the black space (resilience) of the ash night

small acts of rebellion: whittling wood, forest art and deep sustainability

I'm delighted to have been asked to talk at TheGallery in Bournemouth on Valentines Day, 14 Feg 2013. I will be providing a conversation about issues concerning land management and the place that forests and trees have in our society in response to an ongoing solo exhibition of UK artist, Jane Wilbraham's sycamore sculptural works…Read more small acts of rebellion: whittling wood, forest art and deep sustainability

Permanent forests: with close to nature-continuous cover forestry

[this post is for new followers of my forest transformation work - some material I have written about previously on my older ecoartnotebook.com site] While I have been concentrating a lot lately on doing written research for my thesis, my forest keeps on growing, and fast! People here may may complained over Ireland's recent cold…Read more Permanent forests: with close to nature-continuous cover forestry

deep sustainability, art and philosophy, at university college cork

Last week I presented a talk on 'deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests' for the new trans-disciplinary series of seminars on 'Sustainability and Modern Society, organised by scientist Dr Edmond Byrne of University College Cork (UCC). I was warmly welcomed by all who braved a very wet night in Cork - there…Read more deep sustainability, art and philosophy, at university college cork