Walking with… The WWT Water Team

The second in my series of my Queer River walks and talks was with Nick Wilson, Project Officer at the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Water Team. Nick and I met up near Netheravon in Wiltshire and visited three different sites along the River Avon, steadily moving up the river towards Upavon. The 3 sites had beenContinue reading “Walking with… The WWT Water Team”

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”

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?”