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  • 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…

  • CRIA – the world of play

    CRIA – deriving from the portuguese crianças (children) – is an exhibition initially intended for little humans to play, engage and experience. in an intimate setting at minas tênis clube in belo horizonte in minas gerais brazil, the exposition invites, however, adults to tag along with their smaller companions. artists like stela barbieri, o grivo,…