What It Is to Be There: Exploring Grief, Place and Memory
What It Is to Be There: Exploring Grief, Place and Memory, an interdisciplinary project that focuses on the connections between soil, culture and the grief associated with feeling disconnected from the earthy places with a focus on the relict landscapes of the south Wales coalmining communities. By collecting soil stories, it aims to reconsider and repair human relationships with the soil and to reconnect with place. It uses art, geography, literature, archaeology and soil sciences to explore how conceptions of soil are shaped, experienced, enacted and used to define behaviours.
This project is presented by Helen Acklam, a soil artist.