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Lunchtime Talk

Fri 1 Jul 13:00-14:00 at Pervasive Media Studio Event Space

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Listening beyond our languages

In this talk, creative co-producers Neville Gabie and Philippa Bayley share their project living-language-land, a journey through endangered and minority languages that reveals different ways of relating to land and nature.

Image from the word 'Chalay' from the Living-Language-Land project by Neville Gabie and Philippa Bayley

Image from the word 'Chalay' - Asociacion ANDES, Peru


Philippa Bayley

Philippa is a research scientist turned public engagement practitioner, research manager and creative producer. Her passion is to create unique spaces that help people think differently, whether one-to-one or in large-scale public events. She has worked across a range of disciplines from neuroscience to cybersecurity, but the heart of her work lies in rethinking our relationship with the earth.

Neville Gabie

Neville is an artist born in Johannesburg, South Africa and with an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. Neville’s current practice extends to film, photography and performance-based work, through which he has established an international reputation. Neville’s work responds to specific landscapes and communities of people, exploring an intimate relationship to ‘place’. Collaborations with the public, artists, writers, musicians and scientific researchers are central to his practice.

This talk will be held in the building and online! Booking your free ticket here.

The languages we speak shape how we understand the world around us, including our connections to land and nature. But as fast as we’re losing species from our planet, so we’re losing languages that offer diverse ways of seeing. What connections, ideas and wisdom do those languages hold? What powerful strategies for sustainable living might they offer, to help look afresh at our environmental crisis?

Video still from the word 'Siwa' - Comunidad Muisca CONA, Bogota, Colombia

Video still from the word 'Siwa' - Comunidad Muisca CONA, Bogota, Colombia

Living-Language-Land is a journey through endangered and minority languages that reveal diverse ways of relating to land and nature. We shared 26 remarkable words in the run up to COP26, and in the second phase of the project are keen to explore multisensory and/or immersive possibilities through a discussion with Studio residents and friends. Please join creative co-producers Neville Gabie and Philippa Bayley for an informal, interactive session.

Join us online on YouTube Live, or in the building on Friday 1st July 2022 at 1pm for the talk and to take part in the Q and A discussion afterwards. 

Watershed, 1 Canon's Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

The Lunchtime talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio Event Space. To access the Studio, please go to the Main Watershed Box Office entrance and go upstairs to the Café Bar. Walk across the cafe bar, turn right and walk towards the double doors. Go through into the corridor and walk all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.

The Studio is wheelchair accessible, and the events space has a hearing loop. The last talk of every month is BSL interpreted. 

*Please note this is a hybrid event and will be live streamed so please be aware you will be in the live broadcast and recording when watching in the Studio.

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