WHAT IS THE SKY?
The sky arches over us all. Nothing could be more familiar, yet more mysterious. How do we perceive the sky? Is the sky its light? Its stars? Its colours? Its weather? Its atmosphere? It is all of these, and more.
Professor Timothy Ingold is Chair of Social Anthropology at the University of Aberdeen. In his recent work, he links the themes of environmental perception and skilled practice, replacing traditional models of genetic and cultural transmission. This has taken him to examining the use of lines in culture, and the relationship between anthropology, architecture, art and design. Life of Lines was published in 2015.
The talk is presented in conjunction with the Adhar | Sky | Ciel exhibition
Podcast: Towards an Ecology of Materials
Life of Lines on YouTube