DISCUSSION: Conversation Piece: Extractivism in the Sperrins, Northern Ireland
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About The Event
Earthworks explores the phenomena of landscape formation and human extractive activity; the exploration for and discovery of minerals, oil and natural gas deposits, developing those deposits and extracting the minerals, oil and natural gas. Through this we see how humans are no longer a neutral presence in geological terms. In the Sperrins, Northern Ireland, a Canadian company seeks to open one of the largest gold mines in Europe. At the same time, local communities are resisting.
Our guest speaker, V’cenza Cirefice, a PhD artist and researcher based at NUI Galway, is exploring this environmental conflict together with the local community, juxtaposing techniques of mapping used in geological survey maps and the landscape to counter the extractives idea of an inert mineral-rich landscape waiting to be exploited.
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