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This chapter contributes an archaeological and architectural reconsideration of the building material TURF to the "Unfinished Compendium of Materials", edited by Rachel Harkness. The book presents an outcome of the University of Aberdeen's research project "Knowing from the Inside: Art, Anthropology, Architecture and Design", led by Tim Ingold. The "Turf" chapter discusses the use of turf in Scotland for building homes, from early prehistory to post-medieval times and considers its potential for use in modern architectures. Following the overall innovative format of this publication, the TURF chapter takes an artistic-reflective approach to the topic.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationKnowing from the inside
Subtitle of host publicationAn Unfinished Compendium of Materials
EditorsRachel Harkness
Place of PublicationAberdeen
PublisherUniversity of Aberdeen
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-85752-060-6
Publication statusPublished - 26 May 2017
EventCreative workshop Petrification Processes – concepts across subjects - McCord Centre for Historic and Cultural Landscapes, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 May 201627 May 2016


WorkshopCreative workshop Petrification Processes – concepts across subjects
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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