IN CONVERSATION: RADICAL LANDSCAPES
16 JULY 2022 AT 14.00–15.30
Join leading academics, curators, and artists for a series of talks inspired by Radical Landscapes
The theme for our next talk (16 July) is: Boundaries and belonging – who has access to our countryside?
Join our In Conversation event with Dr Mark Riley (Reader in Human Geography, University of Liverpool) and Durre Shahwar (Writer and Artist) as they discuss and question who has access to the countryside.
As this year celebrates 90 years since the mass trespass of Kinder Scout – where walking group protesters demonstrated against the lack of access to rural spaces – Riley and Shahwar will explore how representations of the rural have (re)shaped, over time, who has access to nature and who ‘belongs’ there.
To accompany this conversation, there will be a short film that examines the representation of women of colour in the countryside. It explores how nature creates and defines our identities and provides safe spaces we seek out in an increasingly unsafe world. Riley and Shahwar will also consider how social media offers (re)emerging narratives of the rural.