The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Charter of the Forest. To commemorate this we’ve been thinking about the deep dark woods and their cultural significance. Imagine a fairy tale without a forest: Little Red Riding Hood straying from the path… on a beach, Hansel and Gretel leaving their trail of crumbs … Continue reading The Deep Dark Forest: Why Are We So Obsessed With The Woods?

Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 15)

Widows and Orphans: Chapter 15 focuses on a time when the individual thought they had conquered and understood everything about the world, living in smug harmony in society.  From multiple versions and revisions of the school textbook A History of the Modern World, artist Jamie Shovlin took the underlinings and highlightings from generations of readers as … Continue reading Jamie Shovlin: Widows and Orphans (Chapter 15)

Trains, Facebook and freedom of thought

As Ben Peppiatt and Stephanie Bickford-Smith launch their new artwork HistoLyrical on 1215.today, we caught up with them to find out a bit more about what they’ve been up to… As artists, what does a typical day in your lives look like? That isn’t a very easy question to answer – that’s why we do … Continue reading Trains, Facebook and freedom of thought

It’s Human Nature: The importance of our connection with natural world

The human race has spent a large proportion of its existence as a wild species, embedded in the natural world. However, with the rapid and unprecedented transformation that humanity has undergone since the industrial revolution, our bond to nature has been rapidly eroded We are in the midst of an environmental crisis (we’ve lost 50% … Continue reading It’s Human Nature: The importance of our connection with natural world