Assist. Prof. Heather H. Yeung of the Department of English Language and Literature has taken part in developing the British Academy’s latest Advisory Document on Place-Based Policy, “Where We Live Now: Perspectives on Place and Policy.” “Where We Live Now” is the culmination of an Academy project (directed by Dame Fiona Reynolds and Deborah Lamb) on the importance of place to individuals and communities, and an exploration of the impact of place-based policy-making. The document was presented on Thursday, March 2, at the British Academy in London.
Dr. Yeung is a poet and critic whose work often engages with questions of space, community and identity; in 2014-5 she was a part of the National Trust/Studio Alec Finlay place-based poetry remembrance project “There Were Our Own/There Were the Others,” which won a series of prizes at the Scottish Design Awards. Her most recent book, “Spatial Engagement With Poetry,” was published by Palgrave in 2015 and is being released as a paperback this year.
“Where We Live Now” collects a multidisciplinary variety of responses to place and policy from across the UK. The “Where We Live Now” reports may be read here: www.britac.ac.uk/where-we-live-now.