Research Explorations in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site PhD Reflections on 'The Practices of Carnival: Community Culture and Place' (Jon Croose) and 'Stone Exposures: photography, landscape change and anticipatory adaptation in the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site' (Rose Ferraby)

Archive for January, 2012

ExLab meeting, Durlston

01.30.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

A foggy day in Swanage. The cliffs, sea, castle, everything had disappeared, the sounds of birds muffled. But inside the education centre at Durlston Country Park, things were buzzing. Those involved with ExLab (http://exlabproject.wordpress.com/) had come together to discuss progress. All 5 artists presented their work, based in different landscapes along the Dorset stretch of ...

Purbeck and Durston Country Park

01.30.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

I was lucky enough last week to have the opportunity to spend time with two of the artists involved in ExLab, down in the Purbeck area of Dorset. I spent a day with Zachary Eastwood-Bloom (http://www.zacharyeastwood-bloom.co.uk/) at Durlston Country Park, where he has been commissioned by ExLab to produce work that responds to the landscape ...

Ichthyosaur

01.13.2012 · Posted in Stone Exposures

Earlier this week I was invited down to Lyme by Richard Edmonds (the Jurassic Coast team’s Earth Science Manager) to help a team excavate an Ichthyosaur on the beach. Richard had found a fragment of the spine in a block on Christmas day, and after days of hunting, discovered the place where the block had ...

Meeting Proboscis at Burton Bradstock

01.13.2012 · Posted in Art Projects, Stone Exposures

On the beach at Burton Bradstock, a group of lecturers in Human Geography from here in Exeter, met a group of artists from Proboscis; an artists collective from London (http://proboscis.org.uk/). They have been commissioned by Exlab (http://exlabproject.wordpress.com/) to create a piece of work based on the Jurassic Coast here. A chill wind met us, but ...

First encounters with a Community Carnival Group:

01.09.2012 · Posted in Carnival, place

I have been invited to attend a local carnival group by H, a young member of the Town Carnival Committee. I know the area only by partial reputation, a received knowledge comprised of general public concerns about the social deprivation which is centred on the two, large former council estates in the area. This is ...