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  • Locations: Ballyvaughan, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • Restrictions: CMU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: 3. Direct/External Programs Language of Instruction: English
Abroad Opportunities: Study Abroad Housing Options: Apartment
Program Description:
Global Ecologies Studio
June 24th - July 22, 2017

Now in its second year, this four week program is a combined studio and science course offered to students who are looking for an opportunity to explore their studio art practice while examining various concepts found in ecology and earth systems. Global Ecologies Studio is based in the Burren of Western Ireland, which provides a unique experiential and observable location with which to explore the relationships between landscape and the social sphere.
We will investigate, with a combined science and fine art practice, how our social and earth ecologies coexist and interrelate. We will examine ways anthropogenic influences are shaping large-scale interactions of climate, oceans and the biosphere to define our shared environment. Class meetings will include seminars on the scientific discourse around ecological thought, as well as discussions of contemporary fine art practice by faculty and visiting Irish artists, and local experts of The Burren. Multiple field trips and excursions into the local landscape and cultural surroundings will be an important component of the course. Environmental and social justice, ecological thought, and activism will be central themes.
The course is co-taught by Emily Bosanquet (Pacific Northwest College of Art) and Hugh Pocock (Maryland Institute College of Art), and is worth 6 credits (3 studio, 3 science), 200/300 level. GES 2017 Burren College of Art Summer Poster e-flyer Summer 2017.jpg