Conference Events


Launch by Oxford University Press of the recently published special issue of Community Development Journal entitled “Water, Anti-Privatization Struggles & the Commons” edited by Patrick Bresnihan, Órla O’Donovan & Mark Garavan. With talk by Dr. Tom Collins, Chair of An Fóram Uisce, and wine reception.

Date: Thursday 6th June 2019

Venue: Ideas Space, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Time: 17:00 – 18:00


Several billion tons of earth are moved by humans every year, using spades, excavators, drills or dynamite. In Earth, director Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant quest to subjugate the planet and appropriate its resources. This special screening will be introduced by Prof. Pat Brereton, Dublin City University. Film Info: 115 mins, Austria, 2019, Digital, Subtitled.  

Date: Thursday 6th June 2019

Venue: Irish Film Institute, 6 Eustace Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Time: 18:30 – 20:45


Facilitated by Donal Maguire, curator of the National Gallery of Ireland’s current exhibitionentitled Shaping Ireland: Landscapes in Irish Art, this event will consider Doherty’s practice, and explore the concepts, methods and media he uses to address the landscape.

Date: Thursday 6th June 2019

Venue: Lecture Theatre, National Gallery of Ireland, Millennium Wing Entrance, Clare St,

Dublin 2.   

Time: 18:30 – 19:30


Thresholds: Art, Social Impacts, and Reinvention | an interactive, immersive marine workshop into the depths of science and art. Driven by the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Decade of the Ocean and Global Grand Challenges, how can art increase awareness, contribute and stimulate people’s consciousness, and work towards shifting mindsets? Find out more about us: and if you would like to take part in the workshop please pre-register via:

Date: Friday 7th June 2019

Venue: Accenture Space, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Time: 11:05 – 12:35 & 13:45 – 15:15


A physical artefact of a frozen moment in time, Catching a Wave by Lisa Beth Robinson & Kristin Thielking juxtaposes the beauty of a glass wave with installation in a man-made environment to create a sense of reinvention and reconnection. Find out more: and follow our journey: @catching_waves

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2019

Venue: Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin

Time: T.B.A


This is a unique artwork by Stephen Hurrel that enables us to experience the constant movements and tectonic shifts beneath the Earth’s surface in real time. 

This live-feedback sound and visual piece has been shown in Europe, Australia and

America, since 2008.  A pared-back version using headphones is installed for the Conference.

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2019

Venue: 192 Pearse St., Trinity College Dublin

Time: 11.00 – 16.30 (Fri – Sun)


This Virtual Reality based installation by artist Elaine Hoey places the viewer in a central role as both performer and witness in this 360 ̊immersive narrative. Words and sound create an abstract visual landscape as the viewer navigates a difficult boat journey made by refugees as Europe begins to close its borders to those seeking asylum.

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2019

Venue: 192 Pearse St., Trinity College Dublin

Time: 11.00-16.00 (Fri – Sat) & 11.00 – 14.00 (Sun)


This exhibition, which is curated by Imelda Healy, showcases the ecologically-themed work of major artists including Dorothy Cross, Mark Dion, Kathy Fitzgerald, Yvanna Greene, Imelda Healy, Ruth Le Gear, Eoin Mac Lochlainn, Sarah Lundy, Siobhán McDonald and Helen O’Shea.

Dates: 7th – 9th June 2019

Venue: Ideas Space, Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin

Time: Friday 14.00-17.00, Saturday 11.00 -17.00, Sunday 11.00 – 14.00


Our Plundered Planet by American artist Mark Dion offer commentary on human treatment

of the natural environment,tempered with a dose of humour and playfulness. At a time

when greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are at historically high levels and the

polar glaciers are melting, Dion’s work poses the question of human responsibility – What is

the relationship between human beings and our biospheres?

Dates: 4th April – 1st September 2019

Venue: Hugh Lane Gallery, Charlemont House, Parnell Square North, Rotunda, Dublin 1.

Time: 9:45 – 17:00 (Fri), 10:00 – 17:00 (Sat), 11:00 – 17:00 (Sun)


The conference banquet dinner will be a two-course dinner with a glass of wine or beer,

with vegetarian and vegan options. It will be held in Ely Bar & Grill, CHQ Building, George’s

Dock, Dublin 1 on Saturday 8th June 2019 at 19:30. For information about the restaurant,

see: Tickets for the dinner cost 36 euros plus booking fee

and are available on Eventbrite until 7th of June. The Eventbrite link is available at: and the

password is anthropocene

Date: Saturday 8th June 2019

Venue: Ely Bar & Grill, CHQ Building, George’s Dock, Dublin 1.

Time: 19:30

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