Conversations Across place

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‘If there was ever a time when we needed new intellectual maps and new cultural thinking, it is now, if ever there was a time for inspiration and beauty, it is now, if there was a time for us to share the message that this volume has to offer, it is today. This is a timely and astutely considered book that offers affecting and important reflections on this complex moment of cultural adaptation.’
Augustus Casely-Hayford, OBE, Director, V & A East
Conversations Across Place: Reckoning with an Entangled World, Vol. 1 is a compelling collation of novel and enlightening perspectives organised around the idea of landscape/place. This collection of essays, interviews and images is provocative; creatively and imaginatively engaging with a host of critical contemporary paradigms through a wide and venturous lens.’
Mark Raymond, Director, Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg
Conversations Across Place begins with the notion of radical empathy and the interconnectedness of human experience. Released in 2021, the timing of this book could not be more relevant. The one thing that seems clear is that it will take all of us to stem the tide of an errant virus, to stall or reverse catastrophic climate change, to fight for justice on behalf of the oppressed. This tome comes at solutions from all angles – engaging at the intersections of photography, biology, ecology, textiles, mapping, painting, literature, human rights, and more. ...
... There is something here for everyone with a curious mind and a desire to seek solutions. Solutions lie not in singular places, but in many places and times all at once. Conversations Across Place serves as a field guide in the search for hope, a portal to a healthier, connected, and just world. One we can create if we can all find the places of connection. Start here. The roadmap is waiting.
Ruth Stanford. Associate Professor of Sculpture at Georgia State University
However, heterogenous its subjects, Conversations Across Place goes far beyond gathering in its execution, gladly living up to a transformative proposition of interdependency. The collection is restorative in its approach, and urgently needed in its examinations.
Lili Zarzycki, Writer and assistant editor
at The Architectural Review
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Conversations Across Place

Vol. 1

Reckoning With An Entangled World

Shruti Belliappa
Nicola Brandt
Ama Josephine Budge
Peter Coffin
Denise Lim
Solveig Lønmo
Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Lipika Pelham
Elisa Schaar
Hildegard Titus
Sumayya Vally
Frances Whorrall-Campbell

Editors: Nicola Brandt and Frances Whorrall-Campbell
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Conversations Across Place (CAP) provides a research and publishing platform for artists, writers, and scholars across the humanities and sciences to engage with landscape in the broader sense of geography, ecology, space, place, built, and “natural” environments. They converse beyond the borders that divide places and disciplines, enacting the tangling that already exists in our hybrid ecosystems. Contemporary discourse—shaped by decolonial, feminist and queer methodologies—is set in motion by a variety of subjects and themes so as to reveal historical and present-day entanglements.
Vol . 1

Reckoning With An Entangled World

The first volume grapples with the reflexive relationships of extraction, ruination and reverberation, working towards solidarity across places and perspectives. Together, the essays, conversations and artworks included here map new landscapes, producing images of liminal times and spaces that provide a critical opportunity to reassess diverse relationships to the world.
Editors: Nicola Brandt and
Frances Whorrall-Campbell
192 pages
54 images
140 x 240 mm
Design: Anja Lutz // Art Books
The Green Box, Berlin 2021
ISBN 978-3-96216-007-4
EUR 24,00
The residency and production of the book was supported by
The Kowitz Family Foundation