All is proceding well at the National Photographic Archive, the exhibition is being enjoyed by a large diverse audience, some viewing it in a series of glances and others spending time with it, looking, watching, listening, hearing, communicating. The series of events around the exhibition have all gone well and I will report on all here at a later date.
For the moment I wanted to draw your attention to the last two events in the schedule announced in the last post, both at The National Library, Kildare Street.
Wednesday March 1st at 19.00. - Beyond Home: new spaces for migrant belonging
Speaker - Professor Mary Gilmartin
Admission is free and no booking is needed
Friday March 3rd 10.45 till 16.00 - Picturing Migration.
A conference which looks at representation of migrations in photography and the media
Admission is free - To book click here
Here is what the library events page has to say about the upcoming event,
Professor Mary Gilmartin, from Maynooth University for this exploration of the issues around migration.
This lecture is one of a series taking place as part of the programme around the Beyond Leaving exhibition at the library’s National Photographic archive in Temple Bar, Dublin 2.
What does belonging mean?
Seeking to belong is a common human desire. But what does belonging mean when you are a migrant, living away from familiar places and people? In this talk, Professor Gilmartin will consider the ways in which migrants create new spaces of belonging and will use examples from the experiences of immigrants living in Ireland and Irish emigrants living in other countries to show how migrants seek to belong – whether this is through local communities or transnational citizenship – as well as the difficulties they encounter.
Fridays event is the final move of my suite of presentations on and around this subject and it seeks to locate the discourse around recent Irish migration in context with recent global trends in migration.
It features five speakers who will each make a presentation on their work and a number of panel discussions around the topic of the day.
Speakers include Melanie Friend, photographer/artist and educator, Sarah Maria Griffin, author and project collaborator, Rory O'Neill, artist/researcher, Ciara Kenny, curator and editor of Irish Abroad/Generation Emigration (Irish Times) and Vukasin Nedelikovic artist/resercher (Asylum Archive). It will be hosted by David Monahan, Dr Justin Carville and Dr Mark Curran and will take place in the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street.
This is a free event but booking is essential, to book click here