Looking at landscapes from wild perspectives

Published on
August 31, 2021

The summer course ‘Wild Perspectives’ had students examining the role of man in nature and his influence on the landscape through the eyes of salmon, grass snakes and deer.

The course was organised by the chair groups Forest & Nature Conservation Policy, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation and Landscape Architecture & Spatial Planning from 23 to 27 August. It comprised workshops, excursions and exercises such as storytelling and role-playing carried out outdoors in the forests in Wageningen and surroundings. Some 12 students participated in the course.

‘Man has placed himself above nature,’ says Reineke van Tol of FNP, one of the organisers. ‘We often use technology to solve the problems we encounter, and this causes us to be even more removed from nature. The students are taught to look at the world from a non-human perspective to solve problems such as climate change and loss of biodiversity." The full story (in Dutch) can be read in Resource.