City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Shipwrecked Concepts and Washed-up Things: Some Lessons the Sea Can Teach Us About the Earth


By Maeve Toal - Posted on 12 April 2018

Event details
Time: 
Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Venue: 
City Art Centre
Telephone (info): 
0131 529 3993

Professor Tim Ingold will draw on the work of Robert Callender to reflect on the state of play in the constant battle between the concept-driven attempts of earthbound humans to impose some order on the world, and the ocean’s capacity to dissolve it. Thanks to human excess, it looks as though the ocean may be winning. Can we strike a new balance?

Tim Ingold is Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen, and Fellow of both the British Academy and the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

Free, but booking is essential. To book, please contact the City Art Centre on 0131 529 3993