Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
One of the really rapid changes that can happen in a landscape is a fall of snow... In a few hours, the landscape can be changed utterly and made magical... This is what happened in West Norfolk over the weekend and the snow is still here...
Melting snow is also the unveiling of the old landscape, and sometimes with slush, it looks quite drab after the sparkle of snow...
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Sunday, 13 December 2009
A great source of writing about the landscape and our relationship with it can be found daily in the Guardian's COUNTRY DIARY column, which has been going for over 100 years.
The idea is to record our perspective on our urban lives and habitat through an online stream of tweets that describe urban events and experiences as they happen.
By the end of the urban day we will have created a collaborative narrative - a descriptive portrait of urban life..
To take part all you need is:
1. The ability to Tweet (www.twitter.com)
2. To be in an urban area on Saturday 9th January 2010
3. To include #utday in each of your related tweets
We'll then be able to search the tweets to reveal our story.
Please do spread the word around, the more of us the better.. and leading up to the day, add the URBAN TWEET DAY Twibbon to your Twitter profile picture. If you don't already, you can follow us on Twitter here.
Any questions, thoughts or ideas?
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Isle of Islay – Iain Banks' "Espedair Street", Ferguslie Park, Paisley
London – "Bone People" – Kerry Hulme
Bedfordshire – "Waterland" – Graham Swift - description of the Fens
Newcastle – Wainwright’s Guides to SW Lakes
Portsmouth – "Touching the Void" – Joe Simpson – mountain landscapes
Sheffield – "Jamaica Inn" – Daphne du Maurier – moorland in Cornwall
W. Midlands – "Sunset Song" – Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Brighton – Sebastian Faulks – "Birdsong" and "Charlotte Gray"
Ipswich – "Around Ireland with a Fridge"
Ashford, Kent – Paul Theroux – "The Great Railway Bazaar"
Scotland - "The Lord of the Rings"
On the same morning, David Rogers was using John Davitt's Learning Event Generator to work with students on the Copenhagen Climage change conference, and challenged them to create some Army chats, which he then shared through Twitpic...