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Boots on the ground: site-based regionality and creative practice in the Tasmanian Midlands

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Hall, K ORCID: 0000-0001-7812-4810 and Sutczak, P ORCID: 0000-0001-8987-0819 2019 , 'Boots on the ground: site-based regionality and creative practice in the Tasmanian Midlands' , M/C Journal, vol. 22, no. 3 , pp. 1-6 .

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Abstract

Regional identity is a constant construction, in which landscape, human activity and cultural imaginary build a narrative of place. For the Tasmanian Midlands, the interactions between history, ecology and agriculture both define place and present problems in how to recognise, communicate and balance these interactions. In this sense, regionality is defined not so much as a relation of margin to centre, but as a specific accretion of environmental and cultural histories. According weight to more-than-human perspectives, a region can be seen as a constellation of plant, animal and human interactions and demands, where creative art and design can make space and give voice to the dynamics of exchange between the landscape and its inhabitants. Consideration of three recent art and design projects based in the Midlands reveal the potential for cross-disciplinary research, embedded in both environment and community, to create distinctive and specific forms of connectivity that articulate a regional identify.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hall, K and Sutczak, P
Keywords: Midlands; Tasmania; Regional Arts
Journal or Publication Title: M/C Journal
Publisher: Queensland University of Technology Creative Industries Faculty
ISSN: 1441-2616
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Copyright 2019 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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