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Borders Intro
Border-Fictions Special Issue 

Amid the Air and Earth

Amid the Air and Earth Intro
Atmospheric States
Stories of the Air / Spéirscéalta
Myths for a Wetlands Imaginary
Wet / Land / Dwellers


Geopower Intro
Self-Organisation Against Injustice

Kin Intro
Becoming Animal
Dolls Play

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.


Publications & Events


McCloskey, P. and Vardy, S. 2021 ‘Performing Geopower: Resistance and Border-fictioning’, Special Edition, Contemporary Performance Art in Ireland, in SCENE. (special edition on Contemporary Irish Performance) 8(1-2), pp. 195-212.

McCloskey, P., and Vardy, S., 2020, 'The Material-Discursive Border & Territorial-Apparatuses {The Eile Project}'. Building Material, 23, pp. 1-28. 


Eile and Border-Fictioning, Frontiers of Humanity and Beyond: Towards New Critical Understandings of Borders Conference, 21-23 July 2021, CHAM – Centre for the Humanities of NOVA FCSH, Lisbon, Portugal. 

Eile Project - Geopower and the Border in Ireland, The Line Crossed Us Conference, 10-11 June 2021, University of Lethbridge, Canada.

Geopower: Resistance and Border-fictioning, Vibrant Practices Symposium, 16-17 April 2021, University of Leeds, UK. 

Border-fictioning, Art in the Anthropocene, International Conference in Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. 

Border Fields, Spatial Apparatuses Eile Project, Field Conditions Conference, Architecture Association, Dublin, Ireland June 2019.

Fragile Cartographies of Border-Fictioning Urbanism at Borders, Interdisciplinary Global Workshop for Research Network, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, September 2019.