Reimagining Landscape: Environment Communication and the Humanities

Thursday 7 July 2022, 9:00am to Friday 8 July 2022, 5:00pm

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Lancaster University, Lancaster, Lancashire

Open to

All Lancaster University (non-partner) students, Alumni, Applicants, External Organisations, Families and young people, Postgraduates, Prospective International Students, Prospective Postgraduate Students, Prospective Undergraduate Students, Public, Staff, Undergraduates


Cost to attend - booking required

Registration Info

Conference booking is through the University Online Store

Ticket Price

£35.00 - Standard ticket (including lunches, refreshments) £00.00 - Students/unwaged ticket – (including lunches, refreshments)

Event Details

A Future Places Centre Conference at the University of Lancaster 7th – 8th July 2022

The Reimagining Landscape Conference is called to help us reconfigure our relationships with the natural world. At this time of unprecedented change, our keynote speakers and panel discussions will open dialogue towards new ways in which literature and the arts can disseminate environmental issues and foster engagement amongst the wider community.

Speakers and panellists include ecologists, land managers, farmers, writers, artists, photographers and musicians. The conference is a step towards establishing a new centre for environmental communication at Lancaster.

Keynote speakers include:

Fred Pearce, environmental journalist and author of A Trillion Trees (Granta, 2021) and The New Wild (Icon Books, 2015)

Rebecca Chesney, visual artist

Six panels over two days engage with coastal communities and sea level rise, the cultural landscape in the Anthropocene, light, species mapping and restoration, landscape access, arts access, writing the North of England and more.

Special event: The conference includes the premiere of Flight // In Conversation, an evening of conversation and music presented in a partnership between Lancaster Arts and The Future Places Centre, which explores connections between birds, soundscape ecology and us.

Propellor director Jack McNeill (clarinets and live processing) will be joined at the conference by one of the UK's leading authors on nature, Mark Cocker, alongside a handful of players and guests from the podcast ​series, Flight. Propellor are developing a full live ensemble show co-commissioned by Brewery Arts which will premiere in October 2022. Flight // In Conversation is the first outing of this material in a live setting, a collaboration between Propellor, Mark Cocker and electronic pioneer Leafcutter John.

Thursday 7th July, 8pm. Nuffield Theatre, Lancaster University.

“An ensemble who cross the worlds of folk, classical, electronic and experimental music. It twists and turns through different sound worlds. An intriguing project.” Aidan O'Rourke (LAU)

£35.00 - Standard ticket (including lunches, refreshments)

£00.00 - Students/unwaged ticket – (including lunches, refreshments)


Contact Details

Name Louise Bush