Joanne Laws [2 March 2013]

Irish critical writer Joanne Laws considers the role of the visual arts in commemmorating Ireland’s decade of centenaries from 2012 – 2022. She illuminates the process of  commemoration as not simply an act of remembering the past but an act of looking forward too. She offers a survey of Irish visual art practices actively engaged in exploring the notion of commemoration and cites The Future State of Ireland conference as part of the widereaching project.

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eHOT PRESS [January 2013]

HOT PRESS’ Valerie Flynn attends The Future State of Ireland conference at Goldsmiths, University of London and picks some of the highlights to share with HOT PRESS readers.

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Sigrún Davíðsdóttir’s Icelog [21 November 2012]

Sigrún Davíðsdóttir, a London-based journalist and writer working for the Icelandic State Broadcaster Rúv, regularly comments on Icelandic current affairs in the UK media. Since the collapse of the three Icelandic banks in October 2008 she has been trying to figure out what really happened, how the Icelandic banks operated, and the light events shed on international finance in general. In her Icelog blog she compares the paths taken by Iceland and Ireland via The Future State of Ireland conference.

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The Huffington Post [21 November 2012]

Dr Derval Tubridy, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Visual Culture at Goldsmiths, University of London and co-organiser of The Future State of Ireland conference, asks how can we envisage Ireland in these times of economic uncertainty and crippling austerity in a Huff Post Politics blog.

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The Irish Post [10 November 2012]

The Irish Post’s Niall O’Sullivan sets the scene for The Future State of Ireland in the week before it is due to take place.

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