Giving Time, Taking Place: Inheriting Landscape on a Dynamic Planet

17 October 2011, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH

Nigel Clark (Senior Lecturer of Human Geography, The Open University) 

Contemporary events can serve to remind us of the challenges faced by earlier inhabitants of a place or landscape. What does it means to inherit landscapes whose rough edges have been smoothed by long term habitation? How might our assumptions of responsibility to future generations be informed by a sense of our indebtedness to those who came before us?

Nigel explores place as a manifestation of earth processes which have been endured, ridden out, responded to by prior inhabitants in ways that help make otherwise inhospitable environments more hospitable or liveable.

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Open to all. No registration required

Part of the Taking Place seminar series.
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