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Archive of Nuclear Harm

Archive of Nuclear Harm

Project Description

The Archive of Nuclear Harm collects and displays materials on life and death in the nuclear age. We also design and deliver educational programs. Items of interest include artworks and other cultural artefacts that explore the full range of harms—to bodies and the biosphere—that are inflicted by both the civilian and military applications of nuclear technology, as well as the universal problems of nuclear contamination and waste.

Since the legacy of the nuclear age must be conceived on timescales of up to one million years and threaten the continued safe operating conditions of Earth’s biosphere, this will be a memory institution like no other. For this reason, the inaugural focus theme queried whether and how to “mark” sites of nuclear harm.

Details

A CONTRIBUTING PROJECT TO 
The Seed Box: Environmental Humanities Collaboratory at Linköping University, sponsored by MISTRAS-FORMAS (2016-19)
Nuclear Futures partnership initiative, sponsored by the Australia Council for the Arts (2014-16)

FRIENDS OF THE ARCHIVE
ART/MEDIA for a Nuclear Free Future; Atom Central; Atomic Photographers Guild; Atomic Reporters; Center for the Arts, Society & Ecology, Pace University; Centre for Creativity and Social Change, The New School; Consequences of Radiation Exposure Museum (CORE); In Place of War, The University of Manchester; International Uranium Film Festival; The Seed Box: A MISTRA-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory; Visual Politics Research Cluster, The University of Queensland.

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD
Cecilia Åsberg; Ellise Barkley; Shampa Biswas; Roland Bleiker; Jessie Boylan; Mick Broderick; Paul Brown; Julia Bryan-Wilson; Anthony Burke; Joseph A. Camilleri; Robert Del Tredici; Jenny Edkins; Stefanie Fishel; Jacob Darwin Hamblin; Michael Hamel-Green; Julian Hewitt; Myra Hird; Robert Jacobs; Karena Kalmbach; Redi Koobak; Peter Kuran; Eve Andrée Laramée; L.H.M. Ling; Livia Monnet; John O’Brian; Trisha Thompson Pritikin; Peter Rickwood; Susan Schuppli; Robert Williams; Peter C. van Wyck

SPONSORS
Alphaville Theatre Company/Australia Council for the Arts; Ghost Foundation; Nuclear Futures Partnership Initiative/The University of New South Wales; The Seed Box: A MISTRAS-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory/Linköping University; The University of Alabama; The University of Montreal; The University of Queensland; Whitman College

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
N.A.J. Taylor

PROJECT PERIOD
2011-19

EXTERNAL GRANTS
$25,000

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