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Curating Nuclear Futures: Decolonising the Nuclear Anthropocene | Talk by Dr Ele Carpenter @ JRC Ispra | 29/04/2024

On Monday 29/04 Dr Ele Carpenter (Umeå University, Sweden) will give a talk at JRC Ispra, on the topic of Decolonising the Nuclear Anthropocene, during which she will introduce her curatorial research into nuclear art and culture, tracing the movement of uranium across the planet.

Ele will introduce some of the key concepts of decolonizing the European concepts of ‘RK&M’ Records, Knowledge and Memory, Awareness Preservation and intergenerational knowledge transfer regarding radioactive waste and nuclear cultural heritage.

The talk will take place physically on the JRC Ispra site and a livestream link will be available. Contact to receive the link

You find a recording of this talk via this link.

What: Curating Nuclear Futures: Decolonising the Nuclear Anthropocene | Talk by Dr. Ele Carpenter @ JRC Ispra 

Where: JRC Ispra & Online - contact us for the link 

When: 29/04/2024 ; 12:00 PM 

About Dr Ele Carpenter

Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator and Professor Interdisciplinary Art and Culture at Umeå University, currently undertaking an RJ Research Sabbatical to write a book on Planetary Nuclear Aesthetics which considers how to decolonise radioactive waste management in Europe. Ele was initially awarded a UK AHRC Early Career Research grant (2012) to develop curatorial research into Nuclear Culture in partnership with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) Submarine Dismantling Advisory Group. She went on to establish the Nuclear Culture Research Group organising field research and workshops in the UK, Belgium, France, Japan and Sweden which have been integral to research outputs including artworks, book chapters and exhibitions. She has curated several large scale exhibitions including: Splitting the Atom, CAC Vilnius, Lithuania 2020; and Perpetual Uncertainty (Bildmuseet, 2016; Z33, Belgium 2017; Malmö Konstmuseum, 2018). Ele is editor of The Nuclear Culture Source Book (2016).

Scientific site in Tabloo, Dessel, Belgium.
Photo by Ele Carpenter: Tabloo, Dessel, Belgium


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