An Dr Michael Given
Tìr ’s Co-Bheòthalachd
In a time of runaway climate change, species extinction, pandemic, and widespread social and environmental injustice, how can we understand and remedy our relationship with the ecological and social landscapes we live in? The long-term perspective brought by landscape archaeology is one approach that can contributed, when allied with history, ethnography and the ecological sciences. To this can be added a theoretical framework based on the social critic and polymath Ivan Illich’s idea of ‘conviviality’, which celebrates the interdependence of all players in our social and ecological world.
In this talk, I will explore these ideas and possibilities, using examples from a range of Scottish rural landscapes in the 17th to 21st centuries, with a few parallels from elsewhere. Cultivated soil contains within it a complex range of socioecological relations and interdependencies. So do the seasonal rhythms of upland pastoralism, and the attentiveness to time and place required by juggling seaweed harvesting with the needs of arable land, cattle, the market and paying the rent. While mourning the loss of so many convivial landscapes today, we can still work to reenergise and reconnect our socioecological landscapes, and celebrate the interdependence of all the non-human and human players in the world today.
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