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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…

  • 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…

  • art and ecology: revitalising (post)-industrial landscapes?

    very excited of being invited to present my work on art as a driving force in revitalisation processes at the instituto de filosofo e ciências humanas, unicamp. my talk focuses on revitalisation processes and philanthropic capitalism in japan, in particular the benesse art site in rural naoshima and its recent collaboration with china. additionally, I…