Indigenous, North American, South American, South African, New Zealand and Irish artists, activists and scholars who share a common concern in addressing the painful histories of dispossession will engage in conversations that consider what it means to attend to places wounded by the legacies of historical violence. Through workshops, talks, walks and exhibition, participants will ‘map’ displacement, inequality and and social-ecological damage, and explore alternative spatial imaginaries tied to decolonisation, memory-work, care and spatial justice, the better to meet local-global challenges. Funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations scheme, with support from the Space&Place Research Collaborative; Maynooth University’s: Department of Geography, Edward Kennedy Institute for Conflict Intervention, Department of English, and Social Science Institute (MUSSI); Ómós Áite, Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland Galway; Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation; Trinity College Dublin, Department of Geography; and the international Mapping Spectral Traces network. Organised and curated by Dr. Karen E. Till. Image: St Michael's Estate, Inchicore, Dublin, 1998, courtesy of Joe Lee (c).
Day 3, 19 October 2016, Wednesday: Healing Place: Creating Alternative Ecologies highlights:
- Decolonisation Workshop;
- Presentations and Discussion about ‘Attending to Lands and Waters’;
- Presentations and Discussion about ‘Place-Making and Creating Socially Sustainable Communities’;
- Panel Discussion about ‘Seeking Spatial Justice’;
- Closing Reception.
Day 1, 17 October 2016, Monday: Attending to Spectral Traces: Wounded Places registration is here.
Day 2, 18 October 2016, Tuesday: Living Body/Places registration is here.
'Mapping Spectral Traces VIII: The Place of the Wound' webpage is here: https://theplaceofthewound.wordpress.com/about/
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