Landscape and Community
Discussion programme that sets the cultural agenda for the week. Bridget Kendall talks to the filmmaker Patrick Keiller, Victoria Henshaw, poet Robin Robertson and Giles Fraser.
Bridget Kendall talks to Patrick Keiller about the relationship between film, cities and landscape. Victoria Henshaw is interested in what our cities smell like, and what we lose when we sterilise our environment. The poet Robin Robertston has written about the bleak, remote island of St Kilda and how the remnants of its close-knit community left together in 1930. The importance and difficulty of creating a sense of community is at the heart of Giles Fraser's new series which asks whether we've become merely nostalgic for a bygone age of close neighbourhoods, or whether it's possible to reconstruct them.
Producer: Natalia Fernandez.
Victoria Henshaw is a Lecturer in Urban Design and Planning at the University of Sheffield.
Urban Smellscapes: Understanding and designing city smell environments is published by Routledge.
Giles Fraser is Priest-in-Charge at St Mary's, Newington in South London and a Guardian columnist.
Whatever Happened to Community? begins on Radio 4 on Monday 2 December at 8.00pm and culminates in a debate programme on 18 December.
|Interviewed Guest||Patrick Keiller|
|Interviewed Guest||Robin Robertson|
|Interviewed Guest||Victoria Henshaw|
|Interviewed Guest||Giles Fraser|