This project addresses these kinds of questions and landscape as the central research object, by considering Scottish and Swedish nonfiction, archival films and footage from the period c.1930-1950. Drawing upon the work of geographers--such as John Wylie, Mitch Rose, Tim Cresswell, Paul Harrison and Hayden Lorimer--, the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, and the work of other scholars--such as Tim Ingold, Chris Tilley and Daniel Miller--landscape is conceptualised as a dynamic complex of material being, dwelling and becoming. It is from this point of view that landscape is approached in these archival films, which feeds into broader questions of how landscape was articulated through film by citizens and how viewers were formed as national citizens through such films.
Richard holds an MA in Film Studies from UCL. He is a research student in the Department of Film, Media and Cultural Studies and sub-edits for Dandelion. Along with Jessica Borge, he was the co-winner of the Hub-sponsored Student Competition, with Holding Things in Common.