Eile Project

︎ The Territories of Eile
︎ Eile / Lobster
︎ Eile and the Bog
︎  Publications / Events

Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary
︎ Walthamstow Wetlands
︎ Shire Brook Valley / Woodhouse

Atmospheric States
︎ Aer Anála (Architecture at the Edge)
︎ Samhail Collective


︎ Self-Organisation Against Injustice
︎ Eile Project

a place of their own is the art + spatial research practice of Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy. Through art and spatial practice, we interrogate and propose within entanglements of climate, capital, technology and politics. We operate as a collective, a couple, with our children, and through collaborations with others.


Atmospheric States


A transdisciplinary art, architecture and science research project investigating how atmospheric dynamics, pollution and their politics challenge fixed notions of the nation-state and sovereign borders on the land, and as experienced by different bodies.
    Atmospheric States is a collaboration between a place of their own and atmospheric scientist Dr Liz Coleman (NUI Galway), and our initial activities will take place across rural County Galway and the region of Connemara, where the Atlantic ocean meets western Ireland, at the Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station in Clara.

Atmospheric States will interrogate historical and contemporary apparatuses of scientific knowledge of the atmosphere, and how such apparatuses establish dominant narratives and understandings that inscribe colonial and capitalist imaginaries.  Our research and spatial art practice will ask how we might bring different knowledges together (science, art, architecture, popular culture, indigenous) to develop and test experimental apparatuses of the atmosphere, and to investigate the potential effects of such alter-apparatuses in different registers (cultural, political, imaginary etc.).   

NUI Galway’s Mace Head Atmospheric Research Station is a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) and Advanced Global Atmospheric Gas Experiment (AGAGE) site that provides online measurements of the atmospheric agents that cause climate change, stratospheric ozone depletion and air-pollution related health impacts. It is one of the most recognized and respected facilities both nationally and internationally.