Colour as language by Etel Adnan

Etel Adnan, ‘Untitled’, 2014, oil on canvas, 38 x 46 cm. Collection Jean Frémon. © The Estate of Etel Adnan. Courtesy Galerie Lelong & Co., Paris/New York

Colour experiment

Quick colour experiment – testing out vibrant colour rather than accurate colour to reflect energy of a space.

Changing Chalk Talk/Walk

July 27th Last booked talk, introducing changing chalk. Met Gary Webster and Jennie Smith. Discussed project and possible collaborations. Going to follow up on return from break. Gary Webster works for NT. Is in charge of Downs from above aspect of the project. Changing Chalk project is 18 projects overall looks at wellbeing and people,… Continue reading Changing Chalk Talk/Walk

Archaeological guided walk with Steve Patton

July 22nd Brief notes:  Tour of the coombe causewayed enclosure and then visit to beehive plantation to view excavations and understand the space in more detail.   Handout Unusual to have two causewayed enclosures so close to each other.   References of maps from chapter in ‘marking place’  Further things to look at:  Look at Sussex… Continue reading Archaeological guided walk with Steve Patton

Downland walk with Simon Hurt notes

July 17th Event info: The walk and dig is part of the Changing Chalk project supported by National Lottery Heritage and led by the National Trust.  Simon is currently working on a plant survey over near the Rathfinney wine estate.   The walk covers a similar area to the one that I have identified… Continue reading Downland walk with Simon Hurt notes

Bowling Alone

The Collapse and Revival of American Community – Robert D. Putnam Also good to follow up with “Better together” and also on the same title theme “Alone Together” by Sherry Turkle. Bowling Alone looks at how communities and particularly community engagement have changed a disconnection has been created. As part of this Putnam looks at… Continue reading Bowling Alone

Memory Craft

Lynne Kelly A book looking at various memory techniques that have been used throughout the ages (for what appears to be quite visual learners). The book also aims, through practical examples, to help develop memory techniques for the reader. Although all the techniques appear useful, some of the techniques apply more to space than others.… Continue reading Memory Craft

The poetics of space

The classic look at how we experience intimate spaces – Gaston Bachelard Lost notes from this. Key elements nicely summed up in link below: “At its core, it is a study of what it means to be human. Bachelard utilises physical space and design to understand how people exist in the world and how… Continue reading The poetics of space

Archaeological dig

As part of the changing chalk initiative there is a ‘big dig’ taking part at The Combe in July 2022

The Lore of the Land

A guide to England’s Legends from Spring-Heeled Jack to the Witches of Warboys Jennifer Westwood and Jaqueline Simpson Notes: Legends/folktale are often found elsewhere (repeated in more than one location). Great majority of stories are ‘migratory legends’ – that is the basic plot may occur anywhere in the country. “Any ancient mound may hold treasure,… Continue reading The Lore of the Land