Between 15th and 18th of June, the Atomic Heritage final conference is taking place online. It includes about thirty presenting participants and about thirty non-presenting participants from thirteen different countries – primarily academic scholars but also artists, curators and museum professionals. Among the highlights can be mentioned a public keynote by Prof. Kate Brown on the topic “The Great Chernobyl Acceleration”, a presentation of a new web resource for atomic heritage tourists to Ignalina nuclear power plant and the atomic city of Visaginas in Lithuania, and a roundtable with artists and curators reflecting on the art exhibition “Splitting the Atom” which was initiated in collaboration with the Atomic Heritage project team. As a way to compensate for the lack of more relaxed encounters and exchange of onsite conferences, all participants are invited to share their favorite nuclear object in a “show and tell” session each day. Welcome to have a look at the program. And most welcome to register and zoom in to the public keynote on Tuesday 15th of June at 18.00 CEST, UTC/GMT +2 (Stockholm)! See further information in the separate post on the keynote webinar, below (the webinar is now available also on YouTube).
“Atomic heritage: Examining materiality, colonialism, and the speculative time of nuclear legacies” – a conference essay by Thomas Keating published in Baltic Worlds.
The conference visuals including the program and the report are designed by Gailė Pranckūnaitė and Mislav Žugaj.