Neuroqueer

I’m beginning to explore the significance of neurodivergence to me and my work. Thank you to Rachel Clive for introducing me to the phrase/concept of neuroqueer during my time in Glasgow. Here’s a few images and quotes, to gently start the ball rolling on this exploration, in the context of Queer River. ‘I coined theContinue reading “Neuroqueer”

Queer River, Wet Land – Recording of Online Sharing Event

I’m glad to be able to share this recording for those of you that were unable to make the Queer River, Wet Land sharing event last month, which took place as part of The Dear Green Bothy, with The University of Glasgow, What can queer perspectives bring to creative explorations of river health and riverContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land – Recording of Online Sharing Event”

Our Animal Bodies

After spending a while focusing on other rivers and people’s experiences of them, I felt the need to spend time with my own local river again this week, the River Avon as it passes out of the Vale of Pewsey and starts heading down towards Salisbury. I decided to focus my walk on the otherContinue reading “Our Animal Bodies”

Queer River, Wet Land – Performance Score Responses

I’m glad to be able to share these first few responses to the Queer River Wet Land performance score, written with Minty Donald, ahead of the Queer River Wet Land Sharing Event this coming Thursday, 25th November from 5 to 6.30 pm. In addition to the responses included below, Minty, Rachel Clive, Sage Brice andContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land – Performance Score Responses”

Walking with… Queer Geographer Joe Jukes

Joe Jukes is a Queer Geographer and a PHd Researcher with The University of Brighton. Joe also curated the Queer Constellations exhibition that I was involved in at the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading earlier this year. Currently based in rural Somerset, Joe is researching the experiences of queer people living in theContinue reading “Walking with… Queer Geographer Joe Jukes”

Queer River, Wet Land – Sharing Event, Thursday 25th November

What can queer perspectives bring to creative explorations of river health and river futures, in a time of climate breakdown? Join this special sharing event to explore the learning that has emerged from the Queer River, Wet Land collaboration, and to deepen your own creative engagement with rivers. The sharing event will tak place onContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land – Sharing Event, Thursday 25th November”

Queer River, Wet Land Performance Score: an invitation to collaborate

As a result of my work with Minty Donald last month, on the Queer River Wet Land project with The University of Glasgow, we have put together a performance score to invite others to get involved remotely. The score, available to download below, invites people to engage with their local river and consider the relationshipContinue reading “Queer River, Wet Land Performance Score: an invitation to collaborate”

Queer River Wet Land Part 1 – Walking with Rachel Clive, Minty Donald, Ingrid Shearer and Cecilia Tortajada

My second day in Glasgow as part of The Dear Green Bothy took me back to The Snow Bridge, with Minty and three more collaborators: Artist and Researcher Dr Rachel Clive, Archaeologist and Heritage Engagement Officer Ingrid Shearer and Professor in Practice – Environmental Innovation, Cecilia Tortajada. We were to follow the same route thatContinue reading “Queer River Wet Land Part 1 – Walking with Rachel Clive, Minty Donald, Ingrid Shearer and Cecilia Tortajada”

Familiar and Strange – Rachel Clive for Queer River Wet Land

Familiar and strange: A Queer River Walk with James Aldridge, Minty Donald, Ingrid Shearer and Cecilia Tortajada. Glasgow, 10thSeptember 2021. By Rachel Clive. five queer river lovers, familiar and strange meet on the dividing line of blue and green consider the edges. on the grey bridge under their feet a small brown slug squidges pastContinue reading “Familiar and Strange – Rachel Clive for Queer River Wet Land”

New Writing: Queer River and Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place

‘Artist James Aldridge shares insights from Iain Biggs’ and Mary Modeen’s book Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place and resonances with his own projects exploring the value of outsiders’ viewpoints and voices not often heard in discussions on the Earth Crisis’ Mark Goldthorpe, Climate Cultures Follow this link to have a read of this newContinue reading “New Writing: Queer River and Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place”