Water, Anti-Privatization Struggles & the Commons


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

Please register for free here:


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 exhibition entitled 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? If you would like to take part in the workshop please pre-register via: and indicate if your preferred time morning @11:05 or afternoon @13:45. Find out more:

Date: Friday 7th June 2019

Venue: Accenture Space, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin


Catching a Wave by the Catching A Wave Collective:
This international, multi-disciplinary, collaborative project uses research in photogrammetry, three-dimensional printing, glass fusing and casting, sound recordings, and sculpture to create an interactive sculptural installation which immerses the viewer in a sensory experience illuminating the connections between humans and the ocean. The piece is in informed by the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): #13, Climate Action, and #14, Life Below Water. On display in the Science Gallery on 7, 8 & 9 June 2019.
Find out more: and follow our journey: @catching_waves


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 ecologicallythemed 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: 

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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