Wild performatives: Experiments in rewilding at the Knepp Wildland Project

David Overend, Jamie Lorimer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

This article reflects on a two-day creative workshop at Knepp Castle Estate in October 2017. Knepp is the location of a large-scale “rewilding” project established in 2002, which uses free-roaming herbivores to cultivate habitat change and restore natural processes. Using collaborative performance-making strategies, participants attempted to respond and contribute to the complex ecology of the site, exploring the potential for productive exchanges between human and nonhuman actors. The article focusses on a series of “wild performatives” that occurred during the event. Considering three possible applications of this concept, it investigates a range of affective encounters with ecologies, performances, and conceptualizations of rewilding.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)527-542
Number of pages16
JournalGeoHumanities
Volume4
Issue number2
Early online date26 Jun 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • conservation
  • Knepp
  • performance
  • rewilding
  • transdisciplinarity

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Wild performatives: Experiments in rewilding at the Knepp Wildland Project'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this