Turning Ground – seminars from NCAD & The Digital Hub starting 26/05/22

The Digital Hub and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) are collaborating on Turning Ground — a series of talks and workshops with international and national experts focused on socio-ecological futures in urban environments.

The hybrid series will launch on Thursday, 26th May and will also be broadcast on NCAD’s YouTube channel. Focusing on creative urban ecologies, the talks and workshops will focus on a range of topics including art and critical ecological practice, local Dublin 8 community ecological projects, urban city toolkits for climate justice, permacultures, and urban ecological mapping.

The series is convened by The Digital Hub’s current Artist-in-Residence, Seoidín O’Sullivan and NCAD lecturer and artist, Gareth Kennedy who aim to create a space that brings artists, local communities, activists and academics together to discuss how creative ecologies and socio-ecological futures can be supported in an urban environment, particularly focusing on the Dublin 8 area.

The first talk on Thursday, 26th May will hear from The Digital Hub’s Artist in Residence, Seoidin O’Sullivan and NCAD’s Gareth Kennedy. They will be joined by Austin Campbell from Dublin 8’s Robert Emmet Community Development Project to discuss the importance of ecological projects in a local community setting. The talk will draw from themes including greening urban areas, gentrification, and the housing crisis.

The series of events are free to attend and registration for events will be available on https://ncadinpublic.ie/public-programmes/ncad-digital-hub-turning-ground

This is the second year of events co-curated by The Digital Hub and NCAD, following last year’s highly successful Digital Cultures webinar series.


Art and Critical Ecological Practice
Date: Thursday, 26th May
5.30pm – 7pm
Location: Harry Clarke House Lecture Theatre, National College of Art and Design (NCAD), 100 Thomas Street, Dublin D08 K521
Austin Campbell (RECDP), Seoidín O’Sullivan (The Digital Hub) and Gareth Kennedy (NCAD)

Reenchantment: Environmental Law and Ruderal Ecologies
Date: Thursday, 2nd June
Time: 5.30pm – 7pm
Location: Online via NCAD’s YouTube — www.youtube.com/channel/UCD00JShxYVQ6PxOa6Odd03w
Speakers: Margaretha Haughwout (Colgate University), Sinead Mercier (UCD Sutherland School of Law)
Moderators: Gareth Kennedy (NCAD) & Seoidín O’Sullivan (The Digital Hub)

Radicle Lab
Date: Thursday, 9th June
Time: 5.30-7pm
iD8 Studio, The Gatelodge, The Digital Hub, Dublin 8, D08 EY05
Panagiota Kotsila (the Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability)
Moderators: Gareth Kennedy (NCAD) & Seoidín O’Sullivan (The Digital Hub)

For directions to NCAD’s venue – https://goo.gl/maps/b3zLpUsP2YiPgWWr5

For directions to The Digital Hub’s venue – https://goo.gl/maps/sNaiH2rvjxDe9DZ56

Check https://ncadinpublic.ie/public-programmes/ncad-digital-hub-turning-ground for updates.

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