Schumacher College
Monday, June 20, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EA
South West England
Schumacher College

image:  Garry Fabian Miller: Delphinium, Homeland, Summer 1990 (detail)

Transcribing Landscape (portraits and tales)
residential short course: Monday 20 – Friday 24 June 2016
Join us for this residential week as we explore our relationship with landscape; part of Schumacher College’s Art and Ecology Programme. Transcribing Landscape is led by poet Fiona Benson and artist-researcher Richard Povall. Our special guest is the renowned photographic artist Garry Fabian Miller.

How do we mark the world around us, and how does it mark us? The narrative of landscape exposes how we feel about our planet, how we act in it, how we care for it, how it moves us. Deeper forms of connection to the non-human through word, act, and imagining help us find other forms of knowledge and ways of being in the world. Can we gain new understandings of the ecology of our planet and our world at a time when this seems perhaps more important than ever? Science and its knowledges are failing to move us, to jolt us into feeling the fragility of the planet in which we all live, despite the clarity of their evidences and the increasing baldness of their language.

You will spend time in the landscape of the beautiful and diverse estate at Dartington Hall, walking, listening, meditating, making, marking, exploring, accepting, questioning, and writing. There will also be time for private making as well as group sessions and critiques.

The course links to a two-day symposium the following week (June 29-30) entitled ‘Language, Landscape and the Sublime’ which picks up on many of the themes you can explore in this short course. Find more information at

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