What does it mean to think speculatively about the future of Scotland’s Land? In so thinking, how do we ensure that land’s histories, intricacies, and intimacies, as well as its atmospheric, geological, archaeological, maritime, energetic, global extensions are accounted for? How might imaginative form affect material and political reality?
Please join us for a panel discussion considering these questions and more, as part of the re-launch of the Centre for Scotland’s Land Futures in the School of Humanities at the University of Dundee. This interdisciplinary centre brings together research and practice engaging with what ‘land’ might be and how it is constituted. In this panel discussion, we will explore some terms of engagement for this inquiry and look towards a diverse programme of events and activities in the coming year. All very welcome.
Johanna Linsley is Lecturer in Creative Practice at the University of Dundee, working between performance, interdisciplinary writing and sound studies. Her ongoing project Stolen Voices, in collaboration with Rebecca Collins, is a slowly evolving eavesdrop on the east coast of the UK, and it was shortlisted for a Scottish Award for New Music in 2021.
Katie Hart Potapoff is an artist and writer based at DJCAD, University of Dundee, researching her practice-led PhD, titled ‘With an Attentiveness Towards Intimacy and Texture: Exploring a Sense of Land and Place Through Creative Practices’. At the centre of her practice research is an exploration of the space in-between.
Jack Tan uses law, social norms and customs as a way of making art. He creates performances, sculpture and participatory projects that highlight the rules that guide human behaviour. Jack trained as a lawyer and worked in civil rights NGOs before becoming an artist. He is based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Author of Spatial Engagement with Poetry (2015) and On Literary Plasticity (2020), Heather H. Yeung 楊希蒂 works across poetry and poetics, material cultures, and ecological and environmental representation/interactions in the arts and humanities. The archive of her artists book works is held in the Scottish Poetry Library.