What is the Sky? – A Talk by Prof. Timothy Ingold

Thursday 4 May, 7pm
Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre

Fantastic talk to a packed Taigh Chearsabhagh marred only by tech failure on the Live Video via Facebook front! Here is an extract from the latter part of the talk.


Bright Sky Aurora photograph - Iain Alasdair Monk

Bright Sky – Iain Alasdair Monk


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.

Reflection, Loch Hallan photograph - Jean François Martin

Reflection, Loch Hallan – Jean François Martin

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

Milky Way Photograph - Ruairidh Macdonald

Milky Way – Ruairidh Macdonald