Dialling in from Australia, the school was joined by Ruth Little in the morning. Ruth talked about her work as a writer, dramaturg and thinker in relation to making work in collaboration with living systems, as well as speaking about a project she co-directed called Cape Farewell, where she led expeditions with artists and scientists around the Scottish Highlands and Islands and the Arctic.
Saturday, May 8th
Wild Work with Ruth Little
Iomairt an Eilein
In the afternoon school collaborator Ailish presented her work as part of Iomairt an Eilein – A’ toirt togail do ghuthan òga an Eilein Sgitheanaich.
Amplifying the voices of young people in the Skye community and the challenges they face with the ongoing housing crisis. This was followed by a discussion and mapping session.
The Under Current
We finished the day with a film screening of The Undercurrent by Rory Pilgrim.
Filmed in Boise, Idaho in the USA, the film was made with 10 Youth Climate Activists from Boise and small towns from the surrounding area who responded to an online open call. While the climate crisis appears to be the most important theme, the activists explore how climate change interconnects with other aspects of their lives including family, difficulties with religion, friendship, fighting for gender equality and the essential need of a home. Exploring further questions of home, security, shelter, communication and nature, members from the local homeless community from Boise reflect on their experiences.
Sunday, May 9th
We visited the North Talisker hill, led by Cheryl McIntyre, Clerk and Secretary of North Talisker.
Cheryl shared different aspects of the common grazing including eagle shepherding, falaisg (burning heather) and how the community hydro scheme operates.