Out of the Ground, into the Ground: The Challenge of Nuclear Heritage

Robert Jacobs's picture
December 4, 2021
Subject Fields: 
World History / Studies, Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Environmental History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Contemporary History

Nuclear Heritage: A Conversation in Art and Science 

An online dialogue between artist Grit Ruhland and nuclear historian Bo Jacobs

Moderated by Katja Matthias

How do you warn a generation in 100,000 years about our nuclear legacies, deeply hidden at their final deposits, perhaps long invisible and forgotten? Not only climate change, but also nuclear waste illustrates how long-term, unforeseeable and catastrophic the effects of our current use of technology, resources and the environment are. Robert Jacobs and Grit Ruhland enage in a dialogue about the roles and responsibilites of art and science.

The discussion will take place in English. It is public, questions and comments are possible afterwards. The zoom will be recorded.

Grit Ruhland is an artist, in the exhibition Redraw Tragedy she shows her installations. Grit Ruhland studied sculpture and spatial concepts at the HfBK Dresden. She received her doctorate from the Bauhaus University Weimar on "Follow-UP LANDSCAPE. An investigation into the effects of uranium mining on the landscape around Gera/Ronneburg.

Nuclear historian Robert Jacobs teaches and researches at the Hiroshima Peace Institute (Hiroshima City University) in Japan. His research focuses on the global history and culture of nuclear technologies, radiation technopolicy, and global hibakusha issues. His new book, Nuclear Bodies: The Global Hibakusha, will be published by Yale University Press in 2022.

1 PM: German Time

9 PM: Japanese Time

7 AM: New York Time

Information and Zoom link: https://www.redraw-tragedy.de/kiste-4-copy/

The event is part of the Redraw Tragedy art exhibition

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