Artists, Farmers and Philosophers
7-9 September 2016
Based at the magnificent Bowes Museum in Teesdale, and with walks, talks, screenings, performances and a celebration in the museum on the second evening, this 3 day symposium explores types of grassroots expertise pertinent to understanding the character and dynamics of our cultural landscapes
The adoption of such expertise into governance structures and processes could be transformative and help catalyse local buy-in for future landscape planning, design and management approaches. The Heritage Lottery Fund’s Landscape Partnership scheme is providing exactly the kind of model that allows for such voices to show their strategic value. This symposium marks the completion of the Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership, within which aesthetics and culture have been at the heart of the local narrative.
With a diverse programme of eminent speakers lined up to explore these themes, and plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking, this event sets out to create connections between those with different landscape interests and to seek consensus through the notion of cultural landscape.