Forest and trees on the border of nature and culture in Sweden
Saturday September 26 at 3pm
In connection with the exhibition Nothin’ Shakin’ But the Leaves on the Trees by the artist Edward Clydesdale Thomson professor Lars Östlund, Department of Forest Ecology and Management at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Umeå, will talk about his research on forest history, ecology and archaeology followed by a conversation with the artist Edward Clydesdale Thomson.
The forest in Sweden is greatly influenced by people and their use of natural resources – this is true for today but also in the past. In this presentation Lars Östlund will talk about the relationship between people and the forest in northern Sweden, particularly about the remnant natural forests and the Sami people, how people have used the forest and how this relationship has shaped the forest. He will also talk about the culturally modified trees, forest fire and the natural values of old forests.
After the talk a conversation will follow with the artist Edward Clydesdale Thomson who, in his exhibition Nothin’ Shakin’ But the Leaves on the Trees, reflects on the connections between land, ideology and identity.
The Lecture will be in English and is included in the admission 50 SEK.