Here at IFLAS we
are delighted to announce the first three of the Spring/Summer series of Open
On Tuesday 26th
March we have the first Open Lecture in 2019:
Rob & Harriet Fraser:
Making Sense of Here: Artful ways of reflecting on the Lake District National
Park, a landscape of multiple truths.
happens when you have a single place that’s celebrated internationally for its
beauty and culture, yet has multiple and often conflicting land-use issues?
Where is the common ground? How can creative practice and artful ways of
thinking contribute to an appreciation of nature, and add to the debate about
ways of finding balance in complex environments? Drawing on their work over the
past seven years among environmental specialists, farmers and land managers,
and their current project ‘Sense of Here’, Harriet and Rob put the Lake
District under a ‘creative’ lens and invite you to join them on a provocative
Harriet Fraser and Photographer Rob Fraser work together as
‘somewhere-nowhere’. Their photography, poetry and installation work, which
celebrates the beauty of nature while also exploring critical environmental
issues, has been exhibited across the UK, and they work with schools and public
groups with the aim of strengthening connections between people and nature.
Their work frequently involves long walks and celebrates the value of slowing
down and listening: meetings with experts across disciplines allows them to
consider the complexity of place, and ranging from soil science to farming and
forestry, environmental monitoring, hydrology and data analysis. There current
project, ‘Sense of Here’, seeks out local views about the places we call home,
and interconnectivity between different places, mindsets and visions for the
future. Books include The Long View (shortlisted for Lakeland Book of the Year,
2018), Land Keepers and Meadow. More at www.somewhere-nowhere.com.
the next free-to-attend Open Lecture will be with Solitiare Townsend:
How your good life goals can change the world
are as important as institutions when it comes to sustainability. For too long
personal action has been neglected in the global climate and sustainability
process, but with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), now
calling for us all to change our behaviors to combat climate change, something
is starting to shift.
Townsend was the driving force behind the United Nations new Good Life Goals, a
set of personal actions linked to each of the Sustainable Development Goals.
She will explore the ways individuals can lever change at scale, and how people
power is as important as powerful people to save the world.
has been a passionate change-maker for over 30 years. As co-founder of Futerra
she advises governments, charities and brands including Danone, Lancôme and
Vodafone on imagining a better future, and making it happen. With Futerra
offices in London, Stockholm, New York and Mexico City she admits that making
the world a better place is a damn good business plan. You can watch her TEDx
talks online and read her in the Guardian, Huffington Post, Forbes and more
often as @GreenSolitaire. Solitaire was named ‘Ethical Entrepreneur of the
Year’ in 2008 and more recently was Chair of the UK Green Energy Scheme, a
member of the United Nations Sustainable Lifestyles Taskforce and a London
Leader for Sustainability. Her new book The Happy Hero - How To Change Your
Life By Changing The World is out now.
Following on from this will be the third talk of the season,
this time featuring Aimee Leslie:
Collaborating for Fisheries
Sustainability: Perspectives from new research in Peru
is mostly known for its industrial anchoveta fisheries, the biggest
monospecific fisheries of the world. What people don’t know is that there are
more than 44,000 artisanal fishers in Peru, and over 60% of them work in
illegality. This means they have no fishing permit, no social security, there
is no stock assessment of the populations they fish, continued illegal
construction of new fishing vessels, and high levels of corruption in local
fisheries authorities. WWF-Peru is collaborating with fishers to face these
challenges by helping them set up fisheries cooperativas with sustainable
business models, meet the legal requirements to get their fishing permits,
denounce cases of corruption, and set up traceability systems. In this talk you
will learn about about fisheries in Peru and the associated legal and
sustainability challenges the sector faces, and what WWF is doing to try to
address these challenges.
Leslie is doing a PhD in Leadership and Sustainability with the University
of Lancaster and Cumbria. She has a Masters in Environmental Management
from Costa Rica and a Masters in Education for Sustainable Development from
Spain. She has been working for WWF for over 7 years, with WWF International as
Global Cetacean and Marine Turtle Manager based out of Switzerland and as
Director of WWF-Peru’s Marine Program since beginning of 2018. She is a member
of the IUCN Marine Turtle Specialist Group, the IWC Scientific Committee, and
the CMS Bycatch Working Group.
of these talks will take place at the Percival Lecture Theatre on our Ambleside
campus on Tuesdays from 5.30pm and will finish around 7pm.
of the above talks are completely free to attend, all that we ask is that you
register by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
stating which talk you wish to attend, along with your name, and the name of
anyone else that you wish to bring along with you.