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Lecture

The Environmental Humanities Center Amsterdam presents: How to care for our nuclear heritage?

Date
Wednesday 4 December 2019
Time
Location
Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Room
HG-14A33

Time capsules, key information files, sapphire disks, and monuments of terror. Proposals on how to communicate our nuclear heritage to future generations typically converge around ideas of either passing on as much technical information as possible, or instigating fear and repulsion to keep future humans from digging up the waste we have buried. Taking a different approach, we ask: how to care for our nuclear waste? How to make a nuclear site worth remembering? During one afternoon, the artists Grit Ruhland and Agn├Ęs Villette will present their versions of nuclear waste markers, provoking us to think about how we want to relate to our nuclear heritage both in the present and in the future.

Introduction by Anna Volkmar, PhD Candidate at Leiden University.

This event is hosted by the Environmental Humanities Center Amsterdam. It is realised with the kind support of CLUE+, the Dutch Research Council NWO and the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society LUCAS.

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