Reflections on the 2014 summer school

The 2014 summer school ends with reflections by the conveners Allan Watt, Taru Peltola and Steve Redpath. Always a good time to learn some lessons from the whole school experience and share some challenges for the future that lies ahead. Everyone involved gains a lot of new insights from each summer school. Now that’s a highly valuable non-material benefit!

Allan Watt, Taru Peltola and Steve Redpath

Allan Watt, Taru Peltola and Steve Redpath

Creative communication of the students’ project

This year the creative communication of the students’ project was a land art event. Properly advertised in the village of Peyresq to invite the stakeholders.

Land Art advertisement

Land Art advertisement

Explaining the concept of the activity to stakeholders.

Land Art presentation to stakeholders

Land Art presentation to stakeholders

The “collaborative” turtle: let’s make art together to build a shared vision! Different parts of the turtle can represent different sectors/stakeholders of the Verdon region.

The "collaborative" turtle - before

The “collaborative” turtle – before

Stakeholders and researchers at work!

Embellishing the turtle

Embellishing the turtle

Embellishing the turtle

Embellishing the turtle

The final turtle

Final turtle

Final turtle

And there were other art projects like this turtle farm!

Turtle farm

Turtle farm

Making shadows on the turtle farm

Making shadows on the turtle farm