25th Jun 2015 - 26th Jun 2015
A multidisciplinary symposium hosted by the Traces of Nitrate Project, exploring the visual and material culture of mining industries.
The symposium brings together artists, photographers, geographers and historians to explore the visual and material culture of mining from the disrupted landscape to the labour of miners. In different ways, using both academic and artistic practices, participants in the Visuality, Materiality and Mining symposium will consider the global inequalities of extractive industries, their affects upon land and people.
The symposium examines how raw materials, exploded, prised or pumped from beneath the surface of earth, appear in industrial and post-industrial cultures. It investigates how mined landscapes are or can be represented.
We hope to edge towards a better understanding of the mobilities and entanglements of mined materials, their material and political effects.
6.00pm Thursday 25 June, Sallis Benney Theatre Grand Parade
Screening of White Oil, followed by Q&A with its director Judy Price (University of Brighton) opens the 'Visuality, Materiality and Mining' symposium hosted by the Traces of Nitrate project, University of Brighton, in conjunction with The Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex.
Friday 26 June: 9am-5pm Symposium.
Ignacio Acosta Gomez-Lobo, Mabe Bethonico, Ursula Biemann, Vinita Damodaran, Gareth Hoskins, Carlos Larrea, David Paton, Godofredo Pereira, James Ryan, Tim Strangleman
Hosted by the Traces of Nitrate project, University of Brighton, in conjunction with The Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex.
Book a place. £10 standard and £5 concessions.
For more information contact Louise Purbrick