interdisciplinary think-tank

artEC/Oindustry is an interdisciplinary think tank that tackles the arts as a new design policy for existing and new mines.

Do the arts enhance regional development in socio-ecologically stressed areas? Do the arts increase communication and feelings of belonging to landscape and its people through addressing our sensories and the mind? Hence do the arts lead to meaningful engagement and fulfilling relations?

Follow us, engage and discuss viewpoints from psychology, geography, anthropology, engineering, economy, indigenous livelihood, architecture and the arts!

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Klimatage – talk postponed 2021

Unfortunately, the current pandemic situation has resulted in postponing the 21st Austrian Klimatage to next year. Being invited, artEC/Oindustry‘s presentation on climate science, the extraction of natural resources and the role of the arts in this complex scenario will thus have to wait until 2021. Klimatage are held at the Montanuniversity of Leoben, Austrian’s university…

Imp@ct Mining and the Arts

In the heat of rising Covid-19 infections allover Europe, Imp@ct Mining‘s final conference took place in beautiful Cornwall from March 9-12, 2020 with the finissage Of Earth – From Earth. Invited as a guest speaker, I presented my work on the arts’ potential in generating dialogue, interaction and change. My talk “The Arts – Embodying…

MIREU, Barbórka and Raw Materials

Barbórka, the Miner’s day in Poland was a great framework for an intensive MIREU workshop on skills and requirements in the mining industry, which was held at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Kraków on December 5th and 6th. The workshop set off with a keynote by Marek Cala, Dean of the faculty…

Exposibram2019

exposibram 2019 in belo horizonte, brazil is coming to an end. the biggest mining fair and congress in latin america takes place from september 9-12 with an initial minute of silence to commemorate the victims of brumadinho. although the families drew attention to the pain and struggle with banners and photos of their beloved ones…

architecture shift in poland

the polish urban landscape changed drastically in the last 10-15 years. after the fall of communism in 1989, fundings from the EU and investments triggered revitalisation projects, new museums, cultural centres and monuments as signs of a regained identity and history. highways, roads and train tracks further connected and revived the country. however, the free…

brumadinho – mining tragedy

how to write about a disaster that killed more than 230 people, while over 30 are still missing? words don’t cover the tragedy of missing members in each household, the polluted environment and its current and future social, economical and environmental challenges for the communities along the rio doce. the rupture of vale’s tailing dam…

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