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  1. Earth Writings Receives GSI Book of the Year Award 28 May 2022 - Earth Writings: Bogs, Fields, Forests, Gardens (2020) received the Geographical Society of Ireland Book of the Year Award at the 53rd annual Conference of Irish Geographers held in Limerick in May 2022.  The book, which focuses on community-engaged arts and geography practices in Ireland, was supported by the Maynooth University Department of Geography Research Incentive Fund, Kildare County Council, and Creative Ireland .Continue reading "Earth Writings Receives GSI Book of the Year Award"
  2. Cathy Fitzgerald speaks with Megan Best Dublin City FM on Why Ecoliteracy Matters for the Creative Sector 15 November 2020 - Megan Best, Green Room, Dublin City FM interviews Cathy Fitzgerald, founder of the Haumea Ecoliteracy online courses for the creative sector. Cathy spoke about the importance of ecoliteracy for arts practitioners and creative professionals. She also discussed her work in advocating for continuous cover forestry, ecocide law, and the Earth Charter.
  3. THE ART OF CITIZEN SCIENCE: MONITORING A CLIMATE CRISIS WITH ARTIST MARTINA O’BRIEN 22 November 2019 - Seminar followed by exhibition launch of Quotidian, which runs 28 November 2019 – 29 January 2020 at Maynooth Univ., Illuminations Gallery. The symposium and exhibition launch is open to the public. A conversation with Kildare Co. Weather Observers, artist Martina O’Brien, Dr Catherine O’Connell, Irish Peatlands Conservation Council, Dr Lisa Orme, Co-Director MSc Climate Change, Geography & ICARUS), Prof Karen Till, Geography, and Lucina Russell, Arts Officer, Kildare Co. Council Arts Service
  4. CATHY FITZGERALD’S ‘HOLLYWOOD FOREST STORY – US MINDING NATURE JOURNAL 7 November 2019 - Cathy Fitzgerald was asked to write an article about her eco-social art practice, The Hollywood Forest Story and others eco-social art practices for the US Minding Nature journal in 2019. MINDING NATURE is a journal exploring conservation values and the practice of ecological democratic citizenship.
  5. PEATLANDS: A REVOLUTION IN HOW WE LIVE 22 October 2019 - An interdisciplinary Workshop on Creative Approaches to Education for Environmental Understanding and Responsibility. Organised by Dr. Maureen O'Connor and The Glucksman, UCC, supported by an Irish Research Council Creative Connection Scheme.
  6. THE KEI UTA COLLECTIVE – Specialist transdisciplinary platforms that increase access to, and understanding of Māori socio-spatial relations, whilst changing with a changing climate 5 October 2019 - Professor Huhana Smith, Massey University presents specialist transdisciplinary platforms that increase access to, and understanding of Aotearoa New Zealand Māori socio-spatial relations, whilst changing with a changing climate.
  7. AN URGENT CONVERSATION FOR THE ARTS IN IRELAND 29 May 2019 - Dr. Cathy Fitzgerald's invitation to talk in Galway came after being invited by Dr. Nessa Cronin, Prof Karen Till, and Prof Gerry Kearns to share her research last year at the 50th Conference of Irish Geographers in Maynooth University in May 2018. For her presentation in Galway, in the West of Ireland, Nessa invited her to present an overview of her study on the absence of arts policy for the eco-social emergencies in Ireland by first presenting how these concerns arose from her long-term eco-social art practice The Hollywood Forest Story (begun in 2008). [A video and podcast version of her seminar are included].
  8. GOOD-BYE ANTHROPOCENE – HELLO SYMBIOCENE! 27 May 2019 - The first Irish signatory to #CultureDeclaresEmergency and eco-social artist, researcher and educator, Dr Cathy Fitzgerald, discusses the new era, the Symbiocene coined by Glenn Albrecht. The Symbiocene is the new epoch in human history, beyond the ecocide of the Anthropocene, in which emergent humanity celebrates and respects all life's diversity and develops new Earth-aligned intellectual and emotional features. Cathy's talk identifies that the Symbiocene can help cultural workers and others frame their work, especially ecological art practices situated in communities that help people envision new ideas, practices and values for a better, more just and beautiful world.