What happens when the places we know change? Whether these changes are caused by environmental events, regeneration and conservation initiatives, or development spurred by business, changes to the material fabric of place can subtlety alter or deeply disturb the experience of those whose sense of identity and feelings of belonging may be entangled with that place.
Landscaping Change is a series of events followed by a conference exploring the meaning of place for the diverse people who live, work, and play there.
Connecting writers and artists with humanities scholars and local community groups and charities, Landscaping Change will explore how we value and respond to place. Also how such care and concern can inform thinking on how changes to environments can be made to work for local wildlife and connected ecologies, and for local people.
Landscaping Change is supported by the British Academy through their Rising Stars Engagement Award. It is affiliated with the Writing and the Environment Research Centre at Bath Spa University and organised by Samantha Walton, a Lecturer in English Literature in the College of Liberal Arts.