Invisible Scotland: An International Gathering of Multidisciplinary Place-Based Researchers in Scotland
An August 2013 conference in Dundee, Scotland
Invited speakers from various disciplines will present material concerning ‘invisible’ aspects of Scottish culture, such as the oral tradition, musical ballads, personal narratives, traces of vanished communities, case studies in watersheds and coastal villages, historic ruins, and performances. Scotland itself will be the focus of close investigation by place-based researchers, with the aim of expanding collaborative research about Scotland through research projects. In two days of presentations and performances in Dundee, with two days on a choice of several trips, participants will not only hear and see, but visit firsthand, examples of ‘invisible’ traces in countryside, city, island or community. The audience will be comprised of invited researchers of three separate research networks (artists, landscape architects, architects, curators, geographers, writers, performers and practitioners), Scottish hosts and guests, with the aim of promoting new collaborations concerning Scottish culture through discovery.
Summary of Research Workshop
This international research workshop, hosted by PLaCE Scotland and Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design (hereinafter, DJCAD) of the University of Dundee, will bring together people of six nations; Scotland itself will be the focus of investigation by place-based researchers, with the aim of expanding collaborative research about Scotland through projects. In presentations and performances, invited speakers from many disciplines will present material concerning the ‘invisible’ aspects of Scottish culture: for example, the oral tradition, music, personal narratives, traces of vanished communities, case studies in watersheds and coastal villages, geographical traces of distant past, and narratives in historic ruins.
PLaCE Scotland is the host: Mary Modeen- Convener, with members of PLaCE Scotland, PLaCE England, PLaCE USA and PLaCE France.
Members of the Land2 Network, and the Mapping Spectral Traces Network