Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound – Attending to places wounded by the legacies of historical violence

 “The struggle of embracing our moment—is the struggle that we live in the most destructive moment in 65 million years!” Brian Swimme, Professor of Integral Studies and evolutionary philosopher, The New Story, 2006 “There are opportunities even in the most difficult moments.” Dr. Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize winner, first woman in Africa to get…Read more Mapping Spectral Traces 8: The Place of the Wound – Attending to places wounded by the legacies of historical violence

The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow

This is an update of a post I wrote on 20 August 2013. Found abandoned on the floor of Hollywood last weekend, two works of art... __________________________ Update Summer 2016: Fellow 9 Stone Artist Annabel Konig has developed a moving project about nests as a symbol for our many ideas about 'home'. The work of…Read more The art of Sitka spruce twigs, mud and moss: now at VISUAL Carlow

Re-imagining forests for Ireland in 2016 and beyond

I was surprised and delighted to be asked by Dr. Deirdre O'Mahony to contribute a poster to the Teagasc and Galway County Council Farming and County Life 1916-2016 event, which seeks to commemorate the 100th year of Ireland's Rising and to reflect on developments in farming and country life across Ireland over the last century.…Read more Re-imagining forests for Ireland in 2016 and beyond

The Hollywood press: an article in EarthLines and a contribution to the Irish Forest journal

My article 'Ecopornography versus the slow, deep art of place' that evolved from a blog post has recently been published in EarthLines. From the next issue EarthLines will be published from Ireland. Also data from Hollywood has been a contribution to a recent Forest research journal article on continuous cover forestry.

Eradicating Ecocide in Ireland – send letter to Phil Hogan now

Ecocide law campaigner Polly Higgins came to Belfast, N. Ireland on 11 Feb 2014. Cathy Fitzgerald details her talk, how the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland and Friends of the Earth are bringing the urgent necessity of an international law for Ecocide for all our futures, to growing audiences across Ireland and N. Ireland

Proposed Ecocide law basis for new International Court of Environment and Health

Environental lawyer for the Earth who has championed a law against #ecocide Polly Higgins is giving a public talk at Queens University, Belfast on 11 Feb 2014. Last month the EU parliament announced the new Brussel Charter for an Earth-saving Europe and International Court of Environment and Health, read more and sign the petition here

PLACE International Conference: Emergency necessitates an ecoculture of mind at Invisible Scotland

Artful ecoforest researcher Cathy Fitzgerald attended the 2013 PLACE International Symposia 'Invisible Scotland'. Here is her contribution to the catalogue that documented the event