Investigating the Role of Interpretation in Research Practices: The Monument Game

Laura Donkers

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The Monument Game is a deep map that investigates aspects of the bio-cultural heritage of the Outer Hebrides, Scotland, through the riddle of how a Monkey Puzzle tree came to be planted on a small island in Loch an Eilean, Askernish, South Uist, during the time of the Highland Clearances, revealing the long term effects that still resonate in the land today. It also presents facets of research practice and the diversity of interpretations that can be formed from the same information.‘The more a layer of text is interpreted, transformed, taken up anew, stitched back together, replayed, rewoven – each time in a different way – the more likely it is to manifest the truth it contains.’ (Bruno Latour, 2013, An Inquiry into Modes of Existence)
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 21 Feb 2018
EventTransCultural Exchange : International Conference on Opportunities in the Arts: Exploring New Horizons - Quebec, Canada
Duration: 22 Feb 201824 Feb 2018


ConferenceTransCultural Exchange
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