Walking with… Wessex Archaeology

Throughout the Queer River research project I’m going to be taking a series of walks with others along the Hampshire Avon. The first of these took place a couple of weeks ago in Salisbury, as part of the Wessex Archaeology project Ebb and Flow. This first walk was a wonderful way for me to beginContinue reading “Walking with… Wessex Archaeology”

Introducing River

Before this all gets too confusing, I should say that this River is our new dog, named after we spent a holiday by/in the River Dart in Devon. I wrote a post on my general blog in July, which shared how my dog Moshi had passed on after 16 years of being a much lovedContinue reading “Introducing River”

Finding The Source

As I start this new research project drawing on my experiences of the Hampshire Avon, both walking alone and with others, I am also drawing on previous work carried out in collaboration with US based artist Kathy Skerritt. Please take a look at this earlier post from my general arts blog, ‘Finding The Source’, writtenContinue reading “Finding The Source”

‘How to Queer Ecology…’

How to Queer Ecology: One Goose at a Time by Alex Johnson ‘Where is the line between what is Nature and what is Human? Do I spend equal times in the parking lot and the forest? Can I really say the parking lot is separate from the forest? What if I end up staying inContinue reading “‘How to Queer Ecology…’”

Why Queer?

In my naming of this piece of research, it’s not so much that I am calling the river itself Queer, but my orientation towards it: ‘To queer something is to take a look at its foundations and question them…’ Charlie Glickman- Queer is a Verb I want to explore how we can alter our perceptionsContinue reading “Why Queer?”