june 2018

22jun12:3513:05Carey Marks & William Blake: Water in the Landscape: the challenge of soil erosion12:35 - 13:05 C: Studio 3

Event Details

Through a series of two interdisciplinary research projects in East Africa, we are exploring the challenges of soil erosion and the impact on ‘liquidscapes” as it reshapes the land.

Catastrophic reshaping of the landscape is driven by complex social/cultural transitions, the impact of which are amplified by climate change, making this a truly “wicked problem”.
We explore how a combination of academic research evidence, and photo journalism, can bring about change in thinking to support action for tangible co-designed solutions for the communities affected by this environmental hazard.


Three years ago, following an assignment to photograph the refugees working in the landfill sites in Jordan on the Syrian border, Carey began a collaboration with Professor William Blake of Plymouth University and his team, working on soil erosion challenges in East Africa, with a novel photojournalism contribution to overseas development research.

The “Jali Ardhi” assignment in Tanzania, has led to the Guardian approaching Carey (and the team) to publish the photographs in their “In Pictures” section of the website.


(Friday) 12:35 - 13:05


C: Studio 3

Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EN