Freedom of Movement
On Demand (IF 2021)
Performance | Environment & Nature, Literature & Poetry, Travel & Geography
How do animals get around in our modern world? Ecologists, storytellers, poets and comedians explore why animals move around and how human actions affect this movement. Take a spoken-word journey and see familiar landscapes afresh through the eyes of different species. Take charge of the story as we consider what can we all do to remove human-created barriers and give animals back their freedom of movement.
The following story was read out as part of this event. The digital audience voted on the different options at the end of the first scene, and also supplied the ideas – after breakout room discussion – used in Vanessa’s final speech. The story was written by Gabriel Schenk, with input from Cathy Rose, IF Oxford Festival Manager, and Dr Emma Gardner, Research Fellow at the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.Read the story
Three poems were created by poet Barbara Payne with input from Dr Emma Gardener. They were performed for the event by Mary Blake.Read the poems
Supported by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
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