“Living as we do in the time of the great global warming, when the pursuit of private property denies communal claims, and when the reckless corruption of the few meets the immiseration of the many, the connections between bodies, between bodies and places, and between bodies, landscapes, homes and communities need to be rethought and re-emphasised. Galway Dance Days with Art&Geography Ireland gives us a space to do just that.”
I’m really looking forward to attending and presenting my forest project at the upcoming Galway Dance Days-Art & Geography conference later this week.
The Space&Place/Ómós Áite research networks and the Galway Dancer in Residence are organising a special series of papers, sessions, conversations, workshops, discussion panels and performances.
Featuring La Veronal (Spain), Elena Giannotti (Italy), Fitzgerald & Stapleton (Irl) in association with Art & Geography Ireland at 45th Conference of Irish Geographers – inciting reflection, listening & learning across the fields of art and geography.
There are lots of presentations, dance events, arts workshops and films. Download the full program here
This event is a paralled event to the 45th conference of Irish Geographers. The theme for their overall 2013 Geography conference is ‘Transformative Geographies: Critical Reflections on Environment, Sustainability and Governmentality’, themes that central to my own work.
I’m presenting in a session on Socially/Ecologically practices this Friday morning but do check the brochure’ there is a huge range of cultural works and presentations relating to how we imagine, live and relate to the places in which we dwell:
Art&Geography Ireland: Organised by Ríonach Ní Néill, the Galway Dancer in Residence, Karen E. Till and Gerry Kearns, Space&Place, Department of Geography, National University of Ireland Maynooth.
- Art & Geography/Galway Dance Days 16-18 May, Galway Ireland (nicholasjoncrane.wordpress.com)
- Geography, Art & Dance: Conference of Irish Geographers sessions (Galway, 16-18 May 2013) (medicalhumanities.wordpress.com)
3 thoughts on “bodies, landscapes, homes – Galway Dance Days with Art Geography Ireland”
Have a great time in Galway, Cathy,
and good luck with the presentation. It looks like an interesting event.