Monday, July 16, 2012
number 5. summer projects.
I've just returned from the Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and the Environment conference put on by ISPA and the Landscape Research Group up in Newcastle - a thoroughly inspiring time, though likewise I've come to new directions for my work in domestic aesthetics. This will, no doubt, be reflected later in the summer at the Artification conference in Helsinki.
Work on my comps is ticking along steadily - the reading lists won't be finalised until the autumn, but for now I am working through a 100-text bibliography in the history of European aesthetics. Work on nature/vital materialism/post-humanism remains on the backburner.
On a more exciting note, work on Hampstead Heath and the history of its environs continues, and I'm delighted to have had a chance to peruse the newest text in the cannon, Taking the Waters: A Swim Around Hampstead Heath by Caitlin Davies. It's available in most local shops - Daunt in South End Green has signed copies, as does Waterstones in Hampstead High Street - and also via Amazon.
It is a perfect little inroad to thinking about my ongoing side-project: the women of Hampstead Heath.