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My outputs

The images and headline text below represent the wide range of environmental, art-based work that, as Ecogeographer, I initiated or co-developed. They give a flavour of my innovative working methods, as well as the range of interdisciplinary skills and creative outputs I can bring to a project. Leading practical workshops at a local, national, and international level, I’ve worked with people in a variety of outdoor environments, from the forests of Dartmoor to the coral coastlines of Mauritius.

Object Elicitation and visual ethnography - Dominica Williams and Coral Communities and Ruritage.

Output: New visual method

Object Mapping

Through “object elicitation”, facilitators encourage small groups of participants to locate their object in a diagrammatic landscape map, using local materials and a grid.

Sensory ethnography and modelling perspectives in practice.

Output: Re-framing the landscape

Modelling Perspectives

Using found materials to represent what they see and feel, participants in groups create a mini-landscape in a glass tank. As the task progresses, facilitators ask open questions and discuss the process of construction.

Output: Performances that see ahead

Capturing the Future

The supportive space of these small workshops allows time for reflection and the sharing of hopes and ideas about future scenarios, as well as anxieties.

Ethnographic fieldwork and mapping livelihoods

Output: Innovative base maps & data

Creative mapping

Participatory maps are created using the physical materials of the local landscape, and resources are highlighted as points on the map using objects from people's livelihoods.

Output: Co-led walks and talk

‘Walkshops’ in the landscape

Local knowledge is central to these ‘walkshops’, which build data, as well as establishing relationships and outreach.

Output: Community and individual artworks

Exhibition Production

It is important that co-created, participatory artwork is shown to other, similar communities to highlight its relevance, but in a fun way that engages their interest.

How do people visualise a landscape, part of a visual essay to answer this question

Output: Print

Layout design

Teamwork and co-production methods are a priority, and I work closely with project leads, as well as copywriters and photographers.

Output: Web

Digital assets

Working with programmers and web developers, including Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technicians who are up-to-date with the latest digital developments, is hugely rewarding.

Output: Publications

Work in print

Communicating ideas and findings through alternative channels, either online or via on-demand printing, is particularly important to me including academic visual papers.

Output: Discovering landscape character

Illustration plus botanical workshops

Drawing, both observational and expressive, is a core skill that underpins my practice and I use it to develop and communicate ideas, and to share drawing skills.