From the 1930s, the newly independent Irish Free State, later the Republic of Ireland, implemented large-scale infrastructure projects to provide electricity to the country, including the Rural Electrification Scheme and, most important for our purposes, the large-scale drainage and exploitation of the bogs.
“Line 5” is a 30-inch crude oil pipeline owned and operated by the Canadian company Enbridge Energy that runs from Superior, Wisconsin to Sarnia, Ontario. At the Straits of Mackinac, between Michigan’s upper and lower peninsulas, it splits into two smaller diameter lines that rest on the lakebe
Image: Eastern State Penitentiary, Exterior Wall and Rose Hips (photo by Isabel Lane) The relationship between prisons and environments is often less than obvious, perhaps simply because the carceral system is so entangled with the word *justice* that *environmental...
A Greenhouse is an “energy object”—it embodies energy, mediates temperature, contains technology, requires technique, and has politics. For the Intersecting Energy Cultures workshop and future events, I propose a history and design-based workshop on greenhouse farming at the village of Leibei, China.
Between ‘Park’ and ‘Energy Transition Zone’: Experimenting with political possibilities in Aberdeen – November 22 Presentation
Our working group includes anthropologist Gisa Weszkalnys, urbanist William Otchere-Darko and freelance curator Rachel Grant. This project aims to design an artist-led research programme, which takes as its vantage the dispute around a planned Energy Transition Zone (ETZ) in Aberdeen, Europe’s self-declared oil and gas capital.
Exploring the Ethics of Communalism in Oil producing Communities of the Igbo-South East Nigeria and the Environmental Justice Implied – November 2022 Presentation
At the first presentation to the IEC group workshop the aim was to articulate the direction of our research- Why and How it has been found cogent to engage the emergent forms of community in the Igbo oil producing area of Nigeria.
The project has advanced a series of meetings to build confidence among the team. In addition, literature and press releases have been researched to generate a baseline for the case.
On two days in November (2022), members of the working group came together–some online and some in person–to meet all together for the first time. The IEC working group is made up of ten teams; each team is composed of university- and community-based partners.
Innovative Arts-based Pathways to Energy Justice with Australian First Nations – November 2022 Presentation
Our project is focused on innovate pathways to energy justice with Australian First Nations communities. Energy justice is a priority issue for Aboriginal communities experiencing heatwaves of increasing intensity and duration due to climate change.
The trans-disciplinary Ohio Coal Transitions Project seeks to combine social science with theatrical performance, fine arts photography, and archival library science to the tell the story of three Ohio case study communities in the midst of their transition away from coal.
This project uses the lens of energy practices to re-explore guidebooks, recipe-books, novels, other texts, and the material culture of the home.