Rivers—mouths—tides—memories: A creative, inter-deep-mapping of two river/tidal places. Love of place, memory and affect; movements, patterns, marks, and practices of care

The River Severn Estuary UK, Bahía Adair, Sonora, Mexico

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Abstract

This article sets out the authors' attachments to, and memories of, two tidal river/channel landscapes and how these are being folded into collaborative work, which brings these places to attention through art practice and shared reflection. The rivers/channels in question are given voice in the introduction and ideas of the ecologies of mouths and river mouths, particularly those tidal, are explored in the following sections. Aspects of polyvocality and deep mapping are employed to reveal the unique characteristics of these places—particularly their tidal patterns and rhythms and our concerns for them. An art project, Tidal Timespace, lies at the heart of this article with the role of memories, shared memories, and our relationships to place as key themes. The descriptive accounts of the authors' respective place memories are set in the margins of the article in two columns. We conclude with considerations of expanded notions of ecology, and we add that loss of place, the passing of time, and wider senses of ecocide and extinction run like shadows through this narrative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalRiver Research and Applications
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Environmental Science(all)

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