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Reflections of dwelling in the landscape: Interactions, landscape justice and participatory research

13 October 2022

Maggie Roe presented a keynote speech at the 29th Session of the Permanent European Conference for the Study of the Rural Landscape (PECSRL) 27th Sept-3rd Oct at the University of  Jaén in Spain. The Conference focused on ‘Living Together in the Rural Landscape’ and her presentation title was ‘Reflections on dwelling in the landscape: 
Interactions, landscape justice and participatory research’.  Using illustrations from recent research in Vietnam and Bangladesh from the GCRF Living Deltas project and the NE coast Seascapes project she addressed the key question: How can we live together – or ‘dwell’ - with mutual benefit between all organisms and systems that create landscapes?

Niki Black and Maggie Roe have recently returned from fieldwork in Vietnam as part of the GCRF Living Deltas project.  Along with Cat Button they are working on two main streams of research in Vietnam to understand people’s relationships with changing delta landscapes and cultural expressions of those changes with honey-gatherers in the Mekong Delta and in relation to water puppetry in the Red River delta with puppetry troupes and stakeholders including academic partners and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (VME)