Grit Ruhland (artist) and Robert Jacobs (nuclear historian)
NUCLEAR HERITAGE: A CONVERSATION OF ART AND SCIENCE
12/4/2021, 1pm (German time).
Moderation: Katja Matthias
How to warn a generation 100,000 years from now about our nuclear legacies, deeply hidden at their final disposal sites, perhaps long since invisible and forgotten? Not only climate change, but also nuclear waste illustrates how long-term, unpredictable and catastrophic the effects of our current handling of technology, resources and the environment are. Robert Jacobs and Grit Ruhland talk about the role and responsibility of art and science.
The discussion will be held 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 “FOLGELANDSCHAFT. An investigation of the effects of uranium mining on the landscape around Gera/Ronneburg.”
Nuclear historian Robert Jacobs teaches and conducts research at the Hiroshima Peace Institute (Hiroshima City University) in Japan. His research interests include Global History and Culture of Nuclear Technologies, Radiation Technology Politics, Anthropocene Studies, Global Cold War, Hibakusha Studies, Military Colonialism, and Nuclear Postcolonial Studies. His new book will be published in 2022, “Nuclear bodies: the global hibakusha.”