Sunday, 8 April 2018

Regenerate: Art, Activism & Agroecology Event

Third Space Galway are hosting an event Regenerate: Art, Activism & Agroecology that may be of interest this coming Thursday, the 12th of April.

"Regenerate will be an exciting and original platform highlighting the growing awareness and appreciation of regenerative arts and cultural practices, ecological living and food production. We aim to utilise this creative platform to engage the many already existing projects working in the areas of artistic and civic engagement and transdisciplinary collaborative practices, locally and internationally with a particular emphasis on arts and environmental activism." 

TSG has invited internationally renowned artist, urban activist and curator Jeanne Van Heeswijk and acclaimed A Field of Wheat artists, Anne-Marie Culhane and Ruth Levene to Galway to participate in events comprising of a symposium, workshops, consultations, and food presentations which explore our local community food systems and foster an atmosphere of conviviality and community around these issues in a local context.

TSG has also invited Irish artist, curator, philosopher and experimental food producer Niamh McDonnell to present on her practice which opens new ways of thinking across food sovereignty and performative models of artistic and political engagement.

Curated by Martina Finn, this event was initiated as part of a Food Sovereignty Ireland collaboration with leading NUI Maynooth researcher Alistair Fraser, author of Global Foodscapes: Oppression and Resistance in the Life of Food, whereby the artists will also take part in the Food Sovereignty Festival in NUI Maynooth April 14th.

The symposium begins at 11am at Nuns Island theatre with invited artists’ presentations followed by a break for light refreshments and snacks at 1pm and a panel discussion opening to the floor from 2-3.30pm. From 3.30pm-5pm there will be open conversations and consultancies with an opportunity for the artists to meet local stakeholders, community groups, organizers, educators, artists, researchers etc. Closing remarks at 5pm will be followed by a local food buffet with some additional experimental culinary offerings.

The event is free, all are welcome throughout the day and at the closing food event at Nun’s Island. 
Martina is happy to and would appreciate should anyone attending would like to bring some food in particular of local source.

The event takes place with the kind support of Galway City European Green Leaf, Galway City Community Network, Slow Food Ireland, Galway City Council, Galway County Council, Food Sovereignty Ireland, Galway City Museum, NUI Galway – CKI, NUI Maynooth

Find more details on the Third Space Galway website.