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Radioactive Landscapes: A Two-Day Symposium

Organizer: Department of Social & Cultural Analysis at NYU
Venue: Multiple
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New York, NY 10003 United States
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Add to Calendar 11/16/2023 12:00 AM 11/17/2023 11:59 PM America/New_York Radioactive Landscapes: A Two-Day Symposium More detail: https://apa.nyu.edu/event/radioactive-landscapes-a-two-day-symposium/ Multiple, New York, NY, 10003

Presented the NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis. Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, and NYU Native Studies Forum.


Through performance, research presentations, and discussions based in the local and the trans-national, “Radioactive Landscapes” will illuminate the entanglements and scale of both our shared radioactive reality and the capacity to change it.

Thursday, November 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.: A reading of the play Burning Vision, by Marie Clements, a Métis playwright based in Vancouver, British Columbia performed by NYU students. This groundbreaking play traces the origins and effects of the atomic bombs dropped in Nagasaki and Hiroshima and establishes the cross-border scope of the event’s concerns in an expansive and poignant mode.

Friday, November 17, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.: Scholars and researchers from various communities and institutions will gather to discuss and present on issues of nuclear policy and testing, uranium mining, atomic bombs, nuclear energy, and nuclear waste. Participants include: Manu Karuka, Juliana Hu Pegues, Tiara Na’Puti, Mary X. Mitchell, Tomoki Fukui, Shannon Cram, Jessica Hurley, Ried Gustafson, and members of the research group Nuclear Princeton.


Accessibility note: This venue is accessible via elevator for wheelchair users. There are all gender restrooms available. If you have any access needs, please email sca@nyu.edu.


Image: “Radiation sign at Ambrosia Lake uranium mining area, New Mexico,” by Netherzone, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.