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Very flat, Norfolk Very flat, Norfolk Presentation Transcript

  • “Very flat, Norfolk” –geographies of place Alan
Parkinson,
CGeog,
FRGS Formerly
Geographical
Associa9on Curriculum
Development
Leader
  • “Place
is
one
of
the
trickiest
words
in
the
English
language,
a
suitcase
 so
overfilled
that
one
can
never
 shut
the
lid...” Dolores
Hayden,
1997 Image
by
Tim
Caynes
CC
Flick
  • Who
am
I
?•
Born
in
Rotherham,
S.
Yorkshire•
Degree
at
Huddersfield
Polytechnic,
W.
Yorkshire•
PGCE
at
Hull
University,
E.
Yorkshire•
Taught
for
20
years
in
King’s
Lynn•
Awarded
3
Innova9ve
Geography
teaching
grants
by
RGS‐IBG•
June
2008:
won
Ordnance
Survey
Award
“for
excellence
in
secondary
geography
teaching”•
July
2008:
stopped
teaching
&
joined
GA•Sept
2011:
freelance
author
&
geographer
  • An
incomer...
  • Jamie
Oliver
  • What
does
Norfolk
‘mean’
to
people
?
  • Wordle
of
results...
  • Norfolk
coast
for
me• Cromer
pier
on
a
crisp
winter
day• Seal
boat
from
Morston• Pint
of
Wherry
in
the
Red
Lion
at
S;<ey
by
 the
log
fire• Steam
train
at
Weybourne
• Thornham
to
Holme
walk
‐
lonely
beaches• S;<ey
Salt
Marshes
when
the
lavender
is
in
 bloom 10
  • Noel
CowardWhat
is
your
experience
?
  • Images
of
 Norfolk
  • The
Norfolk
Coasthbp://www.flickr.com/photos/geographypages/ 13
  • 14
  • 15
  • The
Wreck
of
the
SheratonhLp://www.flickr.com/photos/sharpeimages/3421855191/sizes/l/in/photostream/ 16
  • Sandwich
cliffs 17
  • Michael
Kennedy 18
  • On
the
seventh
day
God
didnt
rest.
He
looked
at
what
he
had
created
and
thought:
Oh
dammit,
Englands
gone
all
wrong.
The
sea
is
washing
silt
off
the
coastlines
in
the
north
and
deposi9ng
them
in
an
ugly
bulbous
lump
near
Kent.
Today
we
call
this
unholy
place

East
Anglia




























  • On
the
seventh
day
God
didnt
rest.
He
looked
at
what
he
had
created
and
thought:
Oh
dammit,
Englands
gone
all
wrong.
The
sea
is
washing
silt
off
the
coastlines
in
the
north
and
deposi9ng
them
in
an
ugly
bulbous
lump
near
Kent.
Today
we
call
this
unholy
place

East
Anglia




























  • “Why
would
I
want
to
go
and
live
in
bloody
Norfolk
for
God’s
sake
?
Nothing
good
ever
came
out
of
Norfolk...”
  • 21
  • WHAT
HAS
BEEN
THE
HIGHLIGHT
OF
YOUR
 VISIT
?

  • “Geography”
–
GA
journal Autumn
2008
issue “PLACE”
  • Many
think
of
place
as
rela9ng
 to
places,
rather
than
the
 concept
of
place...
  • Classic
defini9on
of
placeplace

(pls)n.1.a.
An
area
with
definite
or
indefinite
boundaries;
a
por9on
of
space.b.
Room
or
space,
especially
adequate
space:
There
is
place
for
everyone
at
the
back
of
the
 room.2.a.
The
par9cular
por9on
of
space
occupied
by
or
allocated
to
a
person
or
thing.b.
A
building
or
an
area
set
aside
for
a
specified
purpose:
a
place
of
worship.3.a.
A
dwelling;
a
house:
bought
a
place
on
the
lake.b.
A
business
establishment
or
office.c.
A
locality,
such
as
a
town
or
city:
visited
many
places.4.
Abbr.
Pl.
A
public
square
or
street
with
houses
in
a
town.5.a.
A
space
in
which
one
person,
such
as
a
passenger
or
spectator,
can
sit
or
stand.b.
A
seqng
for
one
person
at
a
table.6.
A
posi9on
regarded
as
belonging
to
someone
or
something
else;
stead:
She
was
chosen
in
his
 place.7.
A
par9cular
point
that
one
has
reached,
as
in
a
book:
I
have
lost
my
place.8.
A
par9cular
spot,
as
on
the
body:
the
place
that
hurts.9.a.
The
proper
or
designated
role
or
func9on:
the
place
of
the
media
in
a
free
society.b.
The
proper
or
customary
posi9on
or
order:
These
books
are
out
of
place.
  • 10.
Social
sta9on:
He
overstepped
his
place.11.
A
par9cular
situa9on
or
circumstance:
Put
yourself
in
my
place.12.
High
rank
or
status.13.
A
job,
post,
or
posi9on:
found
a
place
in
the
company.14.
Rela9ve
posi9on
in
a
series;
standing.15.
Games
Second
posi9on
for
beqng
purposes,
as
in
a
horserace.16.
The
specified
stage
in
a
list
of
points
to
be
made,
as
in
an
argument:
in
the
first
place.17.
MathemaBcs
A
posi9on
in
a
numeral
or
series.v.
placed,
plac∙ing,
plac∙esv.tr.1.
To
put
in
or
as
if
in
a
par9cular
place
or
posi9on;
set.18.
To
put
in
a
specified
rela9on
or
order:
Place
the
words
in
alphabeBcal
order.19.
To
offer
for
considera9on:
placed
the
maCer
before
the
board.20.
To
find
accommoda9on
or
employment
for.21.
To
put
into
a
par9cular
condi9on:
placed
him
under
arrest.22.
To
arrange
for
the
publica9on
or
display
of:
place
an
adverBsement
in
the
newspaper.
  • “a
meaningful
segment
of
 geographical
space”
  • “The
idea
of
place
can
be
divisive,
because
it
requires
 a
boundary,
and
therefore
 an
‘inside’

  • “I’m
not
a
tourist,
I
live
 here...”
  • Yi
Fu
Tuan “Place is security, space is freedom. “...place
is
whatever
stable
object
 catches
our
aCenBon.
As
we
look
at
a
We are attached to one and long panoramic
scene
our
eyes
pause
at
 for the other.” points
of
interest.
 Each
pause
is
Bme
enough
to
create
an
 Geographer, Yi-Fu Tuan image
of
a
place
that
looms
large
 momentarily
in
our
view.”
 2005 With
thanks
to
Daniel
Raven
Ellison
  • Eleanor
RawlingGeographers
do
not
just
see
a
place
as
 an
‘objec9ve
thing’
in
the
world
that
 can
be
described
and
explained
as
 they
build
up
geographical
 knowledge.
 ‘Place’
is
also
experienced
on
a
personal
and
deeply
emo9onal
level.
  • Will
Self gra phy ogeopsych
  • What’s
the
connec9on
? 35
  • Burnham
Deepdale 36
  • “Childhood
is
a
branch
of
cartography” Michael
Chabon
  • Shiting
Sands• Dunes
‐
gradient
offshore• Racing
9de
‐
Sneqsham
spectacular• Golf
Course
‐
Brancaster
(SSSI)• Links
land 38
  • Writers
on
the
Coast 39
  • Photographers• Harry
Cory
Wright
‐
gallery
in
Burnham
 Market
‐
large
format
camera 40
  • Norfolk
Coast
  • “the
visceral
essence
of
place” Rachel
Cook
(2008)
  • ‘Turnip’
Townsend• Born,
and
lived,
at
Raynham
Hall
‐
passed
on
 the
way
here
from
home... 43
  • Cornelius
Vermuyden • Draining
marshes
at
 Holkham • Coast
road
inland
from
 the
coast... 44
  • Dialect “
a
sense
of
belonging
to
a
 place”...
  • Allan
Smethurst“The
Singing
Postman”
  • Flickr
user:
the
ginger
bloke
  • How
important
is
dialect
in
 defining
a
place
? Is
it
used
to
help
iden9fy
those
who
are
from
 “elsewhere”
?Image
by
Flickr
user
nutmeg66
  • How
could
we
rebrand
Norfolk
?
  • Poppyland
  • Nelson’sCounty....
  • “I
am
a
Norfolk
man
and
Glory
in
being
so.”“You
either
get
Norfolk,
with
its
wild
roughness
and
uncul9vated
oddi9es,
or
you
dont.
Its
not
all
sot
and
lovely.
It
doesnt
ask
to
be
loved.”
  • Bernard
Mabhewsland
  • hbp://www.worldclassnorfolk.com/
  • Coast
Management
Plan
  • Norfolk:
future
places....
  • SEA
LEVEL
 RISE
  • Coastal
erosion
and
abandonment
  • Changing
places…
  • Image
by
Flickr
user
i_gallagher
‐
CCRenewable
energy...
  • Future
crops
??
  • Future
connec9vity...
  • A
flavour
of
Norfolk Text 66
  • AcknowledgementsAll
images
by
Alan
Parkinson,
and
available
from
FLICKR
under
Crea9ve
Commons,
unless
acknowledged
on
slides
(CC
licensed)Except:Slides
3,
4
and
image
by
Val
VannetSlide
by
Sally
ParkinsonThanks
to
my
Twiber
Flock
who
answered
my
Norfolk
queries.hbp://www.literarynorfolk.co.uk/index.htm
‐
informa9on
on
Norfolk’s
culture