Future Pasts Project exhibition in Bath, UK

Dear friends and colleagues, near and far

In July and August 2017, the Future Pasts research project welcomes you to an exhibition hosted by Bath Spa University’s Research Centre for Environmental Humanities.

Held at Gallery 44AD in the centre of Bath, the exhibition brings together images, music and video installations made in collaboration with people and organisations in west Namibia.

It will be a contemplative space where the themes of sustainability, identity and displacement weaving through our research are evoked in registers beyond academic critique.

We will also be hosting a virtual version of the exhibition – please come and visit! For those in Namibia, from 2018 we’ll be reconvening the exhibition in Windhoek and beyond. We hope to see you in one or more of these spaces.

Sian Sullivan; Mike Hannis; Angela Impey; Chris Low; Rick Rohde

In the image above, a Damara / ≠Nūkhoen woman walks  through the landscape at Sorris-Sorris, west Namibia. Her voluminous dress echoes those worn by European
missionaries in the 1800s, signalling the complex and hybrid histories enacted in this arid African land.

Photo: Sylvia Diez, March 2016.

From a Future Pasts storytelling event held near Namibia’s highest mountain – the Brandberg or Dâures.

See project website here




Author: Owain Jones

I work at Bath Spa University as a Professor of Environmental Humanities, and I am Director of the University's Environmental Humanities Research Centre

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