August 1st, 2016
Forthcoming Conferences hosted: Speech ExtrActions

Speech ExtrActions: Evidence, Testimony, Witness – Voices in response to the Mining Industry
co-hosted with Diana Salazar and Richard Solly

by The Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA), the Bartlett DPU and the London Mining Network (LMN).

Venue: G02, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 140 Hampstead Road London NW12BX

Time/Date: 9am to 8pm: Friday 21 October 2016

This one-day event, organized between the Bartlett and public engagement partner, the London Mining Network, is a voicing of displacements and dispossessions that have occurred in responses to the activities of the extractive industries. We will be examining issues of evidence, witnessing, and testimony connected with human rights and environmental justice. Speakers tbc come from communities in Colombia, Brazil and Indonesia, legal associations, NGOs, and universities.

The day will end with a keynote lecture at 6pm from Professor Aviva Chomsky, Salem State University in Massachusetts, who has been visiting communities in La Guajira, Colombia and other central American countries, with Witness for Peace for more than 10 years. She is author Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal, (2014); A History of the Cuban Revolution, ( 2010); Linked Labor Histories: New England, Colombia, and the Making of a Global Working Class. ( 2008) and co-editor with Garry Leech and Steve Striffler of The People Behind Colombian Coal/Bajo el manto del carbon (2007).

Funded by the Bartlett ‘Sea and Currents Fund’ and the London Mining Network.

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