Website front Mark Curran Matthew 650x650pxlLand│Labour│Capital Future State, in partnership with Limerick City Gallery of Art (LCGA) and Goldsmiths, University of London, hosted an interdisciplinary and collaborative symposium at LCGA on 26-28 September 2013, responding to Labour and Lockout, an exhibition to mark the centenary of the 1913 Dublin Lockout, a key moment in Ireland’s industrial history. Explore the archive >>

Ghost Towns  Emma Cummins, independent writer, researcher and co-ordinating editor of City journal, explores  the proliferation of empty buildings and unfinished construction projects in Ireland and Spain that have  recently been re-categorised as ‘ghost estates’ or ‘ghost towns’. Explore the project >

Visualising Contemporary Ireland will examine Ireland’s ‘financial ‘crisis’ through visual culture, on the understanding that aesthetics can reveal and perform the daily antagonisms that society must negotiate in order to overcome or re-affirm hegemonic narratives. What would happen if we analysed crises in terms of visual culture: those elements of cultural production that rely on visual representations such as newspapers images, campaign posters, film, billboards and artists’ projects?  Explore the project >

The Future State of Ireland conference took place at Goldsmiths, University of London on 17-18 November 2012. It was an opportunity for leading thinkers and practitioners, to examine the repercussions of the crash from an interdisciplinary and cultural perspective and explore the possibilities of a new post-crisis Ireland. A programme of visual and live art intersected the conference schedule. Artists presenting their work included Kennedy Browne, Anthony Haughey and Troubling Ireland. Explore the archive >