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European Consultation on Geologic Repositories

Absent Interpreters, E-Track Launch, Brussels, Nov 2015

18 November 2015 sees the launch of the European Union 'Energy - Transparency Centre of Knowledge' (E-TRACK) initiative. This is a massive programme of public participation in the implementation of energy policies, and the first project focuses on Radioactive Waste Management (RWM) following the legally binding requirements for transparency of the Council Directive 2011/70/EURATOM on spent fuel and radioactive waste.

Deconstructing Acceptance

Ele Carpenter will contribute to the workshop on 'Deconstructing acceptance – Siting radioactive waste repositories from societal and scientific perspectives' organized by the Environmental Policy Research Centre, FU Berlin, in the framework of the ENTRIA project (Disposal Options for Radioactive Residues: Interdisciplinary Analyses and Development of Evaluation Principles).

Don't Follow the Wind: why artists should go into the exclusion zone

2012年3月17日(土) - 4月1日(日) 12:00 - 20:00 /月曜休廊

‘Don’t Follow the Wind’ is a refrain we need to remember in today’s radioactive environment. It is also the poignant title of the inaccessible exhibition Jonathon Jones so crudely criticizes ('Apocalyspe No! Why artists should not go into the Fukushima exclusion zone' Guardian 10.07.2015). Jones is so busy pontificating on his nuclear beliefs he doesn’t tell us anything about the art project.

Nuclear Culture Research Group

The Nuclear Culture Research Group is an interdisciplinary group of artists, curators and scholars in the nuclear arts and humanities within and connected through Goldsmiths College, University of London. The group is part of the Nuclear Culture research project to develop artistic and curatorial enquiry into nuclear culture in the UK and internationally led by Ele Carpenter in partnership with The Arts Catalyst.

Field Note: Horonobe

Betonite clay, sellofane, stainless steel, vitrified high level radioactive waste

23rd July, 2014. I write in a small apartment in Sapporo, Japan, it’s at least 30 degrees, the sun sets quickly and the traffic is relentless. Last night I came back from a two day field trip to the north of Hokkaido with a group of artists and activists as part of the Actinium project in Sapporo. The aim of the trip was to experience that mythical journey deep underground to see the engineering and geological research into radioactive waste storage.

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