LANDSCAPE AND THE ENVIRONMENT – FROM FACTORIES TO FRACKING
September 12 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Monday 12th September LANDSCAPE AND THE ENVIRONMENT FROM FACTORIES TO FRACKING a lecture by Tricha Passes
The lecture will take us back to the Eighteenth Century a time in which the industrial revolution was gathering ground and having a profound impact on the environment, both urban and rural. We shall start in the West Midlands in England, Coalbrookdale, then journey to the United States and consider the effects of industrialisation on the settlers and natives in that relatively new country. We shall also focus on post Second World War consumer booms that bore witness to critical changes on the environment. From Factories to Fracking enables us to explore and consider a variety of approaches by different artists whether it be Yoko Ono and her anti-fracking art group founded in upstate New York or British artist David Hockney who has given his support to this new technology alongside his recent vibrant paintings that depict the West Yorkshire landscape in a post-industrial age.