Arts of Place Network: Difficult Paradises

Monday 26 October 2020 (18:00-19:15)

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Welsh Coal Spoil-arts-of-place-event

Please join the Arts of Place Network for the second of our Monday Conversations about landscape, locality, and what we make of our surroundings

What makes a place beautiful?
Do we need to start changing our minds?

Speakers: Tim Dee, Michael Malay, and Liam Olds,
introduced by Alexandra Harris and Jessica Fay

In our newsletter, Michael Malay (English, University of Bristol) wrote about natural renewal on the sites of coal spoils and wondered about the role of writers in responding to such ‘difficult paradises’. To pursue these questions, Michael will be joined online by entomologist Liam Olds (founder of the Colliery Spoil Biodiversity Initiative) and by Tim Dee, widely considered one of our greatest living nature writers. Tim’s book Landfill is (in the words of Helen Macdonald) ‘a deep meditation on difficulty and waste, on the beauty of the disregarded, and on what we make of matter out of place’. 

All welcome. Come and think with us. Pose your questions.

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