Pyramid stage field, Glastonbury festival
Kurt Jackson (2019)
Mixed media and collage on board (67cm x 67cm)
Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland: Research
Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland is Head of the Department of Zoology and is a Tasso Leventis Professor of Biodiversity.
As the leader of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science research group, E.J. works on understanding and predicting human behaviour in the context of local resource use in developing countries. This research aims to improve the effectiveness of incentive-based mechanisms for protecting marine and terrestrial realms, such as payment for ecosystems services and biodiversity offsetting.
Professor E.J. Milner-Gulland: Response
"My research is about understanding the varied relationships between people and nature, and moving society towards a more sustainable future. This piece spoke to me because of the range of messages displayed, including calls for action ('rewear! recycle'), expressions of joy and defiance, as well as straightforward litter. I love how Kurt Jackson interweaves diverse nature throughout the piece, in subtle ways, which reflects the need for nature to be part of, not apart from, human society.
As a whole the piece resonates with optimism while also highlighting the need for an urgent reset of our relationship with our planet."