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A Story for the Future

Date: 12 Apr 2021 - 12 Apr 2021

Time: 4:00 pm 6:00 pm

Town/City: Online

Art and community: Hard facts alone don’t win the argument

In this last Conversation we will discuss how art and culture can be fostered in rural communities and help contribute to the lives of people living in or visiting rural Scotland. We want to ask: What is the place of community in creating A New Vision for Land Use in Scotland? And what is the place of culture and the arts in creating this?

Join a panel our panel of artists, a scientist, a community representative and a farmer to seek answers for these questions. Further discussion will address what communities can do themselves, facilitated by artists, that governments and government agencies are unable to achieve and how this can then influence behavioural change.

Can narratives, rather than scientific evidence, motivate people to think and behave differently? Facts and figures alone do not always change peoples attitudes, but stories might.

The series is supported by The Pebble Trust, The Open University and Wildland Ltd.

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