Two very high profile speakers have been announced for this event:
1. Timothy Collins – Artist, Author, Planner, Collins & Goto Studio, Glasgow, Scotland
Tim is an artist working in the public/environmental art tradition interested in the changing ideas about all aspects of environment, nature and society; he principally works with his partner and colleague Reiko Goto Collins. They work within an art tradition to explore questions of aesthetics, planning, democratic discourse, freedom and empathy in relationship to people, places and things.
|Tim Collins making field recordings|
2. Emily Brady is Reader in Aesthetics in the Institute of Geography and the Lived Environment and an Academic Associate in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh
Emily’s research interests include environmental aesthetics, environmental ethics, eighteenth-century philosophy, and animal studies. Her approach moves between the historical and contemporary, seeking to reinterpret past philosophical thinking about nature and environment for a contemporary context. In her new book, The Sublime in Modern Philosophy: Aesthetics, Ethics, and Nature, Brady argues that far from being an outmoded concept, the sublime is a distinctive aesthetic category which reveals an important, if sometimes challenging, aesthetic-moral relationship with the natural world
more info on the event - here