Earth Writings Online Book Launches


25 November 2020, 8-9 pm (Dublin time). 
Hosted by the Moore Institute and Maynooth Geography.
Co-sponsored by the Geographical Society of Ireland for GeoWeek 2020. 

To register for the Zoom live online launch, please go to:

Or watch the launch live-streamed through FB, courtesy Moore Institute:
5 December 2020, 10-11am (time tbc).
With special guest, artist/scholar Christine Mackey. 
Hosted by Creative Rathangan Meitheal, as part of 'Layers 3';
Co-sponsored by the Space&Place Research Collaborative.
Eventbrite registration to be posted soon at: 

Part of the Online Dublin Art Book Fair 2020, Temple Bar Gallery, running from 23 Nov-6 Dec.*

We live in an earth facing ecological crisis, changing weather systems, species extinctions, and global pandemics. How can we repair our collapsing environments?

Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens is a short, richly illustrated book of essays, artwork, and exhibition vignettes that invites readers to explore ‘unexpected collaborations and combinations in hot compost piles’ (Haraway, 2016) in a range of Irish settings.

We learn about the creative practices of four artists working in southwest Ireland – MONICA DE BATH, CATHY FITZGERALD, PAULINE O’CONNELL and SEOIDÍN O’SULLIVAN – who, to borrow Donna Haraway’s (2016) words, ‘stay with the trouble’ and make ‘kin in lines of inventive connections’.

Reflections about their social-ecologically engaged work include essays with the artists and scholars PATRICK BRESNIHAN, NESSA CRONIN, GERRY KEARNS and KAREN E. TILL.

Introductions by LUCINA RUSSELL (Kildare County Council Arts Service) and Karen E. Till, editor and curator.

The artists, scholars and curators of Earth Writings will give short presentations at the book launches and available for online question and answer.

Earth Writings: Bogs, Forests, Fields, Gardens (2020).
Ed. Karen E. Till. ISBN 978-0-9547955-3-5, 73 pp.
Funded by Creative Ireland Kildare, Maynooth Geography and an Irish Research Council 
New Foundations STEAM grant. 
A limited number of hard-copy books are available for 8€ through the Dublin Art Book Fair. 
A PDF of the volume will also soon be available on this webpage. 
For further information email:

Earth Writings book launches are part of the online Dublin Art Book Fair 2020, from 23 Nov-6 December. DABF embraces arts-practice publishing, artist-run culture and participatory events at the intersection of art and contemporary culture.

The first launch takes place during international GeoWeek 2020, which highlights the importance of geographical knowledge for understanding the world around us and addressing contemporary social, political and environmental issues.

The second Earth Writings Book launch will contribute to Creative Rathangan Meithal’s ‘Layers 3’ event and include artist-scholar Christine Mackey as a guest commentator.