What happens when the places we know change? Whether they 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, following by a conference, which explores the meaning of place for the diverse people who live, work, or play there. Connecting writers and artists with humanities scholars and local community groups and charities, it will explore how we value and respond to place, and 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 fully supported by the British Academy through their Rising Star Engagement Award 2015. Events are organised by Dr Samantha Walton and are affiliated with Bath Spa University’s Writing and the Environment Research Centre and College of Liberal Arts.