Nuclear Culture Research Symposium

Blackwater Estuary, Burnham on Crouch and District Museum, UK
Blackwater Estuary, Burnham on Crouch and District Museum, UK

Friday 30th November, 10.30 – 6pm
Saturday 1st December, 10.30 - 2.30pm
Goldsmiths University of London

The Nuclear Culture Symposium brings together researchers in nuclear culture from the Goldsmiths Art Department MARS doctoral research programme and members of the Nuclear Culture Research Group to for two days of sharing knowledge and practice, mentoring and critical feedback. Artist and Curatorial researchers will share their artistic nuclear practices in an interdisciplinary environment with scholars and practitioners from across the arts and the nuclear sector.

This workshop will investigate theoretical ideas and artistic practices concerned with radiological deep time. From nuclear materiality and forensics, landscapes of mining, test sites, and waste storage sites. The session will focus on the challenges of decolonising the nuclear, rethinking nuclear landscapes at home, and the mythologies of distant contamination and mining.

Presentations include: Paul Thompson, The Application of Nuclear Forensics to Nuclear Material; Philip Greatorex, Sellafield Cultural Heritage; Leila Dawney, Fade to white: On endurance, care and the micropolitics of abandonment in a decommissioning nuclear town. PhD Research Students: Andy Weir, Warren Harper, Bridget Kennedy, Jess Holtaway, Grit Ruhland. Nuclear Culture Artists: David Griffiths, Yelena Popova, Hector Dyer. New projects by Gabriella Hirst and Wesley Perriman. Helen Grove White will report back from her S-Air Residency at S-Air in Japan, November 2018. Respondents: Ami Clarke, Ele Carpenter, Gair Dunlop, Nicola Triscott, Robert Williams, Louise K Wilson.

Organised by Ele Carpenter with PhD researchers Warren Harper, Bridget Kennedy and Andy Weir, and students from the MFA Curating programme.

Visual Artist Pieter Fannes will make a visual report of the event. https://www.pieterfannes.com/

The event is supported by CHASE, and is open anyone researching nuclear culture, and CHASE researchers.

Booking Here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mars-session-radiological-deep-time-ticke...

Places are limited, so booking is essential. The event will be ticketed and is only accessible by those who are participating in the programme or have booked online. It is not possible to turn up on the day.
The event will be recorded.