About Tuath and 11 Fàsach

The School of Plural Futures, Spring 2023 gathering at 11 Fàsach, Jordan Young
island is land, is land in relation
— James Oliver

Tuath is the name of a creative and cultural project based at 11 Fàsach, in Glendale, led by James Oliver. As a project based on a Hebridean island it explores the idea of an island is land, is land in relation’, with other places, and wider issues we can all engage in locally and globally – be that in relation to climate, culture, environment and the economy.

Tuath is a Gàidhlig word that is a conceptualising of people, place, and positionality. Tuath can be used to describe people living with a place; it can mean the country(side) of that place; and it can mean a (north) orientation with or in relation to place or emplacement.

Tuath explores relationships between: place, land, arts, culture and education (for place’ in relation with practice), exploring the place of 11 Fàsach, in Glendale, in Skye. It invites responses to the cultures of the past, present and future of the site of Tuath (and the locale), and to also speculate on the potential of land to form and inform in relation to people, place and our human and nonhuman relationships.

Tuath is imagined in three main relations of activity: the land, the people who come to it, and the places it is in relation with. ATLAS and Tuath collaborate on gatherings, and through relationships with the School of Plural Futures, artist residencies, artist support, research and international practice-research collaborations (including with and S Bayjoo; J Oliver and K de Souza; J Oliver, J Baerg and B Martin).