A roundtable discussion explore landscape as a space for living, considering the pressures on land from population growth and discussing questions of preservation vs. development.
People's Landscapes: Beyond the Green and Pleasant Land is a lecture series convened by the University of Oxford's National Trust Partnership, which brings together experts and commentators from a range of institutions, professions and academic disciplines to explore people's engagement with and impact upon land and landscape in the past, present and future. The National Trust cares for 248,000 hectares of open space across England, Wales and Northern Ireland; landscapes which hold the voices and heritage of millions of people and track the dramatic social changes that occurred across our nations' past. In the year when Manchester remembers the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo massacre, the National Trust's 2019 People’s Landscapes programme is drawing out the stories of the places where people joined to challenge the social order and where they demonstrated the power of a group of people standing together in a shared place. Throughout this year the National Trust is asking people to look again, to see beyond the green and pleasant land, and to find the radical histories that lie, often hidden, beneath their feet. At the third event in the series, Living in Landscapes, panellists explore landscape as a space for living, considering the pressures on land from population growth, discussing questions of preservation vs. development, and asking: who should decide how we live in landscape?
Speakers: Alice Purkiss | National Trust Partnership Lead | University of Oxford (Welcome)
Lucy Footer| National Public Programme Producer| National Trust (Introduction)
Dr Ingrid Samuel| Historic Environment Director | National Trust (Chair)
Crispin Truman | Chief Executive | Campaign to Protect Rural England
Dave Lomax | Senior Associate | Waugh Thistleton Architects
Professor Caitlin Desilvey | Associate Professor of Cultural Geography | University of Exeter
Dr David Howard | Associate Professor in Sustainable Urban Development | University of Oxford
For more information about the People’s Landscapes Lecture Series and the National Trust Partnership at the University of Oxford please visit: www.torch.ox.ac.uk/national-trust-partnership