Mapping the tide at Dunwich Beach

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This project has been funded by the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB and Suffolk Secrets

Dunwich, a place where the fragility of the shoreline and the forces of nature become visibly apparent. The Suffolk Coast is subject to constant change as erosion gradually reshapes the coastline. The current beach is over a mile further inland than it was in Roman times. The people of the town have always lived with erosion and in the thirteenth century a series of storms washed away a third of the prosperous town. The current sea level rise in this part of the country is around 4mm a year and there’s a growing focus on working with this natural process rather than the traditional approach of keeping the sea out. Continue reading “Mapping the tide at Dunwich Beach”

Where we’re at…

‘Unbuilt Studio’ is a space we’ve found where we can explore nature and ecology and how people connect to their natural environment.

Sometimes that space is in the forest, at other times it might be in a classroom, online or in our heads.

As our studio is ‘unbuilt’ this diary becomes the place where our experiences, materials, work in progress and collected ephemera can gather together, interact and resonate.

We are particularly interested in how art research can be used alongside scientific research to generate new understandings about our natural environment

Lichen Survey at St Peter’s Church Brandon

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Weather: Cold, dry, clear visibility, 5C

Company:Peter Lambley, County Recorder for Lichens, Norfolk + Christopher Hitch, County Recorder for Lichens, Suffolk. Jacquie Campbell, Stephanie Hartick + others.

Species Recorded: Caloplaca flavascens, Caloplaca variabilis, Diploicia canescens, Lecanora cranulata, Lecanora dispersa, Lecanora orosthea, Verrucaria baldensis

SAM_5070Caloplaca favescens growing on limestone grave Continue reading “Lichen Survey at St Peter’s Church Brandon”

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