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Post-Extractivist Legacies And Landscapes: Humanities, Artistic And Activist Responses 4-8 July 2023 At University College Dublin

CFP Submission Deadline: 14 April 2023 (Panel Proposals); 14 April 2023 (Paper Proposals)

The symposium explores the following themes: How do the arts (photography, fine art, film, performance art, sculpture, and literature) engage with the history of mining? How do creative arts practices and local activism address the transition from mining to post-mining? How are (post)mining landscapes reimagined? What are the changing historical, literary and artistic imaginaries of mining? How do activists mobilise opposition to new practices of extractivism?

Student HI Zine Art Contest

How do you envision the future for landscapes and local communities post-mining? What legacies remain for land, rivers, flora, fauna, and communities when the mining has stopped, and the company has moved on?

The UCD Humanities Institute (HI) calls for submissions around the themes of: regeneration, re-wilding, recovery, rehabilitation and ruination from undergraduate students at NCAD, IADT, UCD, Tallinn University, the University of Witwatersrand, Rice University, and the Australian National University. The deadline for zine submissions is the 31st May 2023.

The First Prize winner will receive €500. The top two Honourable Mention winners will receive €100 each. Submissions will be judged by Judy Carroll Deeley (Main Project Artist), Helen Doherty (Media Consultant) and Nic Pillai (Creative Futures Academy)