Helena Guttormsdottir talked about the concept of landscape elements and qualities. David Thurfjell talked about the sacred landscapes in a secularized context and his book Granskogsfolk: hur naturen blev svenskarnas religion.
A fika-activity was a part of the program that related the keynote speaker’s presentation to our individual lives. On the first day, the concept of landscape elements and qualities (like point, line, plane and volumes) that Helena Guttormsdottir presented, were exemplified in the participants own photos of their surrounding environments, and resulted in a characterful collage of cumulus covered skies, meeting earthy spring palettes amidst sweeping Swedish planes.
On the second day, centered around David Thurfjell’s book Granskogsfolk and sacred landscapes in a secularized context, the focus of th fika-activity was on what nature means to each of us and what is sacred, holy or priceless. The resulting collection of images and key words demonstrated a poetic breadth of perspectives and ideas on the atmospheres, beings, rituals, actions and compiled assemblages that makes a place imperative.
Ten interesting workshops with different topics where offered at the Landscape days as well. Read more in these reports from some of the workshop during the SLU Landscape days:
Teaching from a distance - onwards!
Ask a researcher! The craft of research and how to deal with unexpected changes
Campus Lab Landscapes: Creating dialogue between Alnarp, Uppsala, and Umeå
Course adventure with Kenya on upcoming IFLA-conference 2023
How did it turn out for our Nordic neighbours? Digitalization and distance learning from a Nordic perspective
Urban Soil and Plant Strategies
Exploring future possibilities in Alnarp living labs. Collaboration and research on multisensory design
Many thanks to the inspiring speakers, workshop leaders and participants who contributed during the Landscape days!