Archive of Author | Ruth Little

Ruth Little is a writer and dramaturg whose work considers ecologies of performance and cultural resilience. A former associate director of interdisciplinary climate change organisation Cape Farewell, she curated and led the Sea Change project across the western and northern isles of Scotland, commissioning work by artists including Annie Cattrell, Deirdre Nelson, Inge Thomson, Julie Fowlis and Anne Bevan. She has been dramaturg for Akram Khan since 2010, and is co-director of Archipelago Folkschool, Scotland.


Articles with Ruth Little

Handspan, handspun: navigational lines in the work of artists Inge Thomson and Deirdre Nelson

This essay considers projects by two multimedia artists working in Scotland to propose that culture and local ecology are inseparable and mutually-determining aspects of our understanding of and care for place. The work of Inge Thomson and Deirdre Nelson encompasses material cultures and oral traditions, with an emphasis on marine environments, creating new narratives of passage as works of advocacy for ‘vernacular, community-based ecology’.