It’s great to see all the events organised by the RedStables and Dublin City Arts Office for their 2nd Art & Ecology event. Details below.

The Red Stables Art and Ecology Summer School takes place in St. Anne’s Park, Dublin 3 and North Bull Island, a UNESCO protected biosphere reserve. For further information and bookings contact or 01 222 7377.

‘Natural Kinds’
18 July, 2:00–5:00pm, The Red Stables, St. Anne’s Park, Dublin 3

Natural Kinds is an afternoon of talks and screenings at The Red Stables on Thursday 18th July (2–5pm), looking at notions of classification in the natural sciences and Philosophy, stemming from research artist Jenny Brady has been engaged with for the Red Stables Summer School.

The afternoon will include a talk by orchid specialist Brendan Sayers on orchid hybridisation and the wild orchids on Bull Island, and a presentation on the ‘Species Problem’ in Philosophy and Biology by Dr. Niall Connolly, Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science, TCD. A short programme of screenings includes Donna Haraway Reads “The National Geographic” on Primates (1987) by Donna Haraway and Paper Tiger TV, Les Oursins (1958), The Love Life of the Octopus (1967) by Jean Painlevé, and Carve Up, Jenny Brady’s new video work made for The Red Stables Summer School.

‘Carve Up’
18 –31 July, 2:00–5:00pm

Jenny Brady’s Carve Up draws on questions around the nature and conception of species with a focus on the wild orchids growing on Bull Island. The work will be screened in The Red Stables Gallery between 20–31 July from 12:00–5:00pm daily.

‘The Interpretive Project’

20 July, 3:00–5:00pm, Bull Island Interpretive Centre, Dublin 3 * [click to continue…]


Eradicating ecocide to make sustainability legal

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Update 15. 4. 2013: This motion to end ecocide was presented by Cathy Fitzgerald and unanimously adopted by the Green Party of Ireland and Northern Ireland at the 2013 Green Party annual Convention in Galway on 13 April, 2013. My thanks to all who supported this. Please do not forget to sign and share the [...]

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New Red Stables Art & Ecology Summer School publication

13 December 2012

Image: A meeting of the Belfast Naturalists’ Field Club at the Giant’s Causeway, 11 June, 1868. Photograph © National Museums Northern Ireland Collection Ulster Museum _________________ A great legacy of the Dublin Red Stables Art & Ecology summer school, in which I took part in August, has now been produced. The series of events and [...]

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