Turning Ground Talks Series

Seoidín O’Sullivan, contemporary artist, educator and The Digital Hub’s Artist-in-Residence, and Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO of The Digital Hub.

Following 2021’s Digital Cultures series of talks, The Digital Hub and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) have once again partnered to explore important societal themes with the launch of a series of talks, titled Turning Ground.

— Hybrid events to focus on urban ecologies from May to October 2022.
— Talks and workshops focus on local community projects and international experiences.
The relationship we have with our environment and ecology surrounding us is an important consideration for future urban planning and sustainable communities. Our location in the heart of the Liberties offers us a strong focus on supporting ecological and community projects and in particular how artists can support this process."
— Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO of The Digital Hub.

The Turning Ground series of talks and workshops aims to create a space that brings artists, local communities, activists and academics together to discuss how creative ecologies and socio-ecological futures can be supported in an urban environment, particularly focusing on the Dublin 8 area. The talks, with international and national experts, will also be broadcast on NCAD’s YouTube channel.

The series was convened by The Digital Hub’s Artist-in-Residence Seoidín O’Sullivan and NCAD lecturer and artist Gareth Kennedy.

Topics covered include art and critical ecological practice, local Dublin 8 community ecological projects, urban city toolkits for climate justice, permacultures, and urban ecological mapping.

Bringing fresh perspectives on these topics are international speakers including Panagiota Kotsila (Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability), Margaretha Haughwout (Colgate University), Sinead Mercier (UCD Sutherland School of Law), and Mojisola Adebayo (Queen Mary, University of London) & Nicole Wolf (Goldsmiths, University of London), and Austin Campbell from Dublin 8’s Robert Emmet Community Development Project who will discuss the importance of ecological projects in a local community setting.

Events in the series are free to attend.

For more information and to register attendance, please visit: https://ncadinpublic.ie/

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