16th European seminar of the Institute of Outdoor Adventure Education and Experiential Learning (EOE)
Event Date: Wed 28th June to Sunday 02nd July 2017
Outdoor Atmospheres and Narratives: Connecting young people to the world
This seminar concerns the sensed, aesthetic outdoor world and the narratives that we construct, create or reproduce when we experience powerful outdoor spaces. These are narratives of power and inclusion around such issues of gender, diversity and oppression that directly influence matters of social and environmental justice.
This event is designed to be an active participatory practical conference, developing and sharing theory and engaging in practice. There will be extended sessions outdoors for all participants including study visits. It is planned to consider aspects of the romantic as well as the critical, the aesthetic as well as the cognitive. By co-constructing this way of thinking about our outdoor practice it is is hoped that new understandings of atmospheres and narratives will engender curiosity, raise cultural sensitivity and enrich our outdoor practices.