Panel discussion: Language and landscape governance

Panel discussion and Q&A from LRG's Annual Symposium 2018

LRG’s annual International Landscape Symposium 2018 was held in London on 4 December, and explored one of the key themes in our Research Strategy: landscape justice, with a focus on language and landscape governance.

The debate explored the relationships in language between the local and the global, from the four very different perspectives of our speakers: literature and landscape word-hoards, landscape architecture, public participation in landscape governance, and shaping regional and global perceptions, for example through the European Landscape Convention and UNESCO.

The event also commemorated David Lowenthal (1923-2018), co-founder of LRG and the organisation’s former Chair. His book, Quest for the Unity of Knowledge, was also launched at the event, in partnership with Pages of Hackney and Routledge.

Panel discussion with (L-R) event chair Hannes Palang, Dominick Tyler, Michael Jones, Deirdre Black and Sverker Sörlin

Panel discussion and Q&A: Language and landscape governance

Panel discussion with event speakers Dominick Tyler, Deirdre Black, Michael Jones and Sverker Sörlin. Chaired by LRG Research co-ordinator Hannes Palang.

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