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A funeral march for economic valuation. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2019. A funeral march for economic valuation. Presented at 2019 Valuing nature annual conference, 28-29 October 2019, London, UK.

This presentation will explore the various ways that we can think about ecosystems that are degraded or dying and how this relates to questions of economic valuation – what does it mean to attribute a monetary value to the Great Barrier Reef, apparen... Read More about A funeral march for economic valuation..

Disciplinarity and peripheries. (2019)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2019. Disciplinarity and peripheries. Presented at the 2nd Gray's research conference 2019: the periphery, 5 October 2019, Aberdeen, UK.

By analogy disciplines are a form of ‘centre’ and work across disciplines involves focusing on edges. Some people conceptualise disciplines to have ‘near’ and ‘far’ relations i.e. visual art is ‘near’ art history and ‘far’ from environmental modellin... Read More about Disciplinarity and peripheries..

Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study. Presented at 2018 Valuing nature annual conference, 13-14 November 2018, Cardiff, UK.

Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2006-09) was a project resulting in a touring exhibition. It was created by the artists Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison (the Harrisons) and funded by DEFRA’s Climate Challenge Fund (£186,500... Read More about Greenhouse Britain: losing ground, gaining wisdom (2006-09): case study..

How big is here? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. How big is here? Space in the work of the Harrisons. Presented at the 2018 Gray's research conference: space and spatiality in creative practice, 5 October 2018, Aberdeen, UK.

In this article the author gives a brief exploration the work of 'the Harrisons', Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison who are pioneers of the ecoart movement. The article includes written text of the presentation as well as presentation slides.

Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Urgent enquiry: what do artists do? Presented at a seminar of 'An Urgent Enquiry' (residency commissioning programme), 22 March 2018, Wexford, Ireland.

Presentation given at the invitation of a group of Public Art Officers, as an "Urgent Enquiry" seminar held on the 22nd March 2018 in Wexford (Ireland). The presentation provides examples of artists' practices, current and historical, and relates tho... Read More about Urgent enquiry: what do artists do?.

Transdisciplinarity and transformation. (2018)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2018. Transdisciplinarity and transformation. Presented at a workshop of the Future Earth Early Career Researchers Network of Networks, 22-24 January 2018, London, UK.

Participation, collaboration and transdisciplinarity are frequently used sometimes interchangeably. Basarab Nicolescu theorises transdisciplinarity as a way of addressing multiple levels of reality and Tim Ingold highlights the importance of experien... Read More about Transdisciplinarity and transformation..

In conversation: is care in opposition to design? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. and MCHATTIE, L.-S. 2017. In conversation: is care in opposition to design? Presented at Does design care...? An international workshop of design thought and action, 12-13 September 2017, Lancaster, UK [online], pages 95-98. Available from: https://www.designresearchforchange.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Does-Design-Care-for-web.pdf

We need to challenge underpinning assumptions of design including 'Who does it?' 'What's it for?' and 'How do we learn to do it?' are brought into sharp focus by the question of care. Care might even be something conceived to be in opposition to desi... Read More about In conversation: is care in opposition to design?.

Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice. Presented at 2016 Petrocultures conference: the offshore, 31 August - 3 September 2016, Newfoundland, Canada.

The Land Art Generator Initiative project in Glasgow is inspired by four key factors: Scottish Government’s ambitious targets for renewable energy; the Scottish environment’s multiple significant opportunities for renewables; the interaction between... Read More about Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation: experiments in poetics and justice..

Land Art Generator Initiative: art and energy. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2016. Land Art Generator Initiative: art and energy. Presented at Test Unit PechaKucha night, 6th July 2016, Glasgow, UK [online]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8K66ReflbM

The Land Art Generator Initiative brings together interdisciplinary teams to develop place-making using renewable energy technologies. LAGI builds on the history of energy infrastructure design: city centre power stations have been repurposed as art... Read More about Land Art Generator Initiative: art and energy..

The graphic line: an event in its own material. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and RAVETZ, A. 2014. The graphic line: an event in its own material. Presented at the Making traces symposium, 19-22 November 2014, Odense, Denmark.

Amanda Ravetz is a film maker and anthropologist. Anne Douglas is a visual artist with a background in sculpture. For the past couple of years, they have been collaborating together as associates in Tim Ingold's research project, exploring drawing in... Read More about The graphic line: an event in its own material..

Scottish artists bring nature into healthcare. (2014)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2014. Scottish artists bring nature into healthcare. Presented at the 2014 Global Alliance for Arts and Health conference, 9-12 April 2014, Houston, USA.

Scotland has a strong portfolio of arts and health projects including both public art installations within healthcare buildings and participatory programmes, in particular with people with long term conditions. This presentation will focus on public... Read More about Scottish artists bring nature into healthcare..

Practising equality: issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. (2013)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. and HARRIS, P. 2013. Practising equality: issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality. Presented at the 2013 Moving targets conference, 15-16 October 2013, Dundee, UK. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University. Held on Vimeo [online]. Available from: https://vimeo.com/77427158

This exercise started from a hunch that it would be useful to break out of the somewhat enclosed discourses in the respective fields of media and art to see if there were useful experiences and even lessons by assuming that participation and co-creat... Read More about Practising equality: issues for co-creative and participatory practices addressing social justice and equality..

Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. (2009)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2009. Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public. Presented at Public and participative art: performance in everyday life, 14-15 December 2009, Helsinki, Finland.

Jacobs argues that economies follow the same rules as ecological systems. They behave in the same way as systems in nature: as dynamic systems of interdependency. The core of Jacobs' argument is energy, whether it is manifest in ecological systems or... Read More about Jane Jacobs and the nature of (practice and research) work in public..

Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison. Presented at the 5th Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment UK biennial conference (ASLE UK 2008): activism, apocalypse and the avant-garde, 10-13 July 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

The works of Helen Mayer Harrison (1927-2018) and Newton Harrison (b.1932) focus on large-scale landscape and environment issues from city scale to continental scale. The paper draws on Greenhouse Britain: Losing Ground, Gaining Wisdom (2008), Green... Read More about Making poetry to invent policy: the practice of Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison..

Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice. (2008)
Presentation / Conference
FREMANTLE, C., DOUGLAS, A. and HALEY, D. 2008. Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice. Presented at a Bright Sparks seminar, 2008, London, UK.

This paper is by way of an initial attempt to articulate a set of thoughts that are still emergent. These thoughts are concerned with artists working in public life. They are concerned with the form of research that artists do. They are concerned wit... Read More about Research: knowledge and method: reflections on Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison and David Haley's practice..

Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. (2008)
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DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2008. Breaking through the aesthetics of public art. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 5 (SK5): questioning qualities, 2008, Bergen, Norway.

Our research is concerned with the changing nature of public art. We work with the experience of making art, drawing on articulations of process developed by artists themselves as well as theorists and historians. We also create interventions with ot... Read More about Breaking through the aesthetics of public art..

When is the artist a creative leader? A provisional framework. (2006)
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DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2006. When is the artist a creative leader? A provisional framework. Presented at the Creative rural industries conference: the arts and rural regeneration, 10-13 September 2006, Lancaster, UK.

Ian Hunter, in the "New Rural Arts Strategy", provides us with a framework for thinking about regeneration, by drawing deeply from rural culture - both its traditions as well as the challenges that are posed to it by social, cultural and environmenta... Read More about When is the artist a creative leader? A provisional framework..

An ecology of practice in the everyday: leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile. (2005)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A. and FREMANTLE, C. 2005. An ecology of practice in the everyday: leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 2 (SK2): aesthetic practice and aesthetic insight, November 2005, Bergen, Norway.

This paper reviews the projects that fed into the On the Edge research programme between 2001-2004. Jane Jacobs’ The Nature of Economies (2000) offers an account of economies, based on the way energy operates and is transformed in ecosystems. The aut... Read More about An ecology of practice in the everyday: leaving the (social) ground of (artistic) intervention more fertile..

The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. (2004)
Presentation / Conference
DOUGLAS, A., FREMANTLE, C. and DELDAY, H. 2004. The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces. Presented at Sensuous knowledge 1 (SK1): creating a tradition, 26-28 October 2004, Solstrand, Norway.

This paper articulates an approach to art and design practice that questions two fundamental assumptions: firstly, it is not framed by the creative practice of an individual artist delivering an authored artwork to a public or audience; secondly, it... Read More about The dynamic of the edge: practice led research into the value of the arts in marginal spaces..