Symposium - Through Post-Atomic Eyes, 23 - 25 October 2015, University of Toronto, Canada

Publish Date: Sep 04, 2015

Event Dates: from Oct 23, 2015 12:00 to Oct 25, 2015 12:00

Through Post-Atomic Eyes brings together an interdisciplinary group of artists and scholars to explore the complex legacy of the atomic age in contemporary art and culture. In what ways do photography and other lens-based art practices shed light on this legacy in the 21st century, and how has atomic culture shaped contemporary intersections of photography, nuclear industries, and military techno-cultures? Join us as we explore some of the most urgent issues of our time, from climate change and the Anthropocene to surveillance culture and the advent of drone warfare, through a post-atomic lens.

Schedule of Events

Through Post-Atomic Eyes runs from October 23 to 25, 2015. Please consult the Speakers - page for a list of presenters, the Registration page for registration instructions, and the Venues - page for addresses and directions.

A full programme will be available in September.

Friday 23 October

  • 8:30 – 9:15      Continental breakfast
  • 9:15 – 13:00    Session I: Nuclear Optics
  • 13:00 – 14:30  Lunch
  • 14:30 – 18:30  Session II: Atomic Time

Saturday 24 October

  • 9:15 – 13:00    Session III: In the Wake of Fukushima
  • 13:00 – 14:30  Lunch
  • 14:30 – 18:30  Session IV: War’s Post-Atomic Landscapes
  • 18:30 – 20:30  Reception in Alumni Hall

Sunday 25 October

  • 10:30 – 12:30  Graduate workshop, Lambert Lounge, OCAD University
  • 14:00 – 15:30  A special screening of atomic-related avant-garde films at the AGO’s Jackman Hall will conclude the symposium. Details soon!


The symposium is free and open to the public. Please register in advance for each day you plan to attend, in order to ensure adequate seating and refreshments.

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