Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas, University of Cumbria, UK 01.12.21 | 13:00-17:00 GMT
Who gets to define natural beauty? And how do values and aesthetics affect the way we relate to and care for the land around us? 2021 marks 50 years since the designation of the Wye Valley as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), and 70 years since the birth of England’s Lake District and Peak District National Parks. The symposium will bring together experts in different disciplines and professions and will incorporate artistic presentations and reflections. It will not aim to answer the question – rather it offers a frame for what we hope will be exciting, inspiring and provocative conversations. There will be short films, presentations, new insights and lively break out sessions, all of which will be reflected on in a post-event report and artwork from the Artist-in-Residence.
The event is hosted by the UK’s Centre for National Parks and Protected Areas at the University of Cumbria, and is run by the PLACE Collective (somewhere-nowhere) with the Wye Valley AONB Partnership and the Lake District National Park Authority.
Eventbrite online booking – What is Natural Beauty? symposium – afternoon event £15 to attend, limited concessions available.