The Learned Pig

Art – Thinking – Nature – Writing

Author: Anna Souter

  • re:rural


    Anna Souter visist Haarlem Artspace to review re:rural, a project taking place both digitally and at the organisation’s home in the Derbyshire Dales.

  • Orpheus Dispersed

    Orpheus Dispersed

      There upped a tree! O absolute outstripping! O Orpheus singing! O tall tree in the ear! And all things hushed. Yet even under cover came a new start, a sign, a transforming. – Rainer Maria Rilke, Sonnets to Orpheus (trans. Martyn Crucefix)     Characters CHORUS OF TREES THE TWITCHER THE MOON THE YOUNG…

  • Architecture for All

    Architecture for All

    Maria-Chiara Piccinelli is director of Architects in London. She is a strong believer in the importance of public spaces for a city to thrive, and in the crucial role nature plays within architecture. She began her career in Italy, and has since worked in Tokyo, Edinburgh and Paris with Kengo Kuma & Associates, and…

  • Rewilding the Exhibition

    Rewilding the Exhibition

    When artist Beatrice Searle approached me about co-curating an exhibition and symposium responding to the rewilding movement, I was struck by the potential richness of the topic. I had only met Beatrice once, to chat about her project For the Journey and Return, which I had written about for a magazine. Since then, we have…