Women in the Landscape

One-day network workshop: Women In The Landscape

April 2021 (date tbc)

Where: Pitlochry

Booking details: coming soon

Brief description:

The Women In The Hills network’s discussions and explorations of women’s experiences of running, hiking and climbing in UK hills will be structured around three focal categories, each the subject of a one-day workshop: (a) women’s bodies, (b) women’s social circumstances, and (c) woman as recipients and makers of decisions about land. These three categories will provide a framework for investigating how sex (physiology) and gendered social structures might intersect with social class, ethnicity, dis/ability and impairment, sexuality, gender identity, and religion, to shape women’s experiences and representations of land use.

This third network will draw on the expertise of project partner John Muir Trust to explore how decisions about the management of the built and natural environment impact on women’s experiences as land-users. It will also bring together climate scientists, creative practitioners, campaign groups, conversation groups and advisors (and more) to discuss women’s approaches and requirements regarding the management of upland landscapes.