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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.

Amid the Air and Earth

The Samhail Collective

The Samhail (model, image or effigy) Collective is an art + science initiative exploring histories, politics and social practices of the air and atmosphere with communities. 

Through creative engagement we seek to co-develop understandings of abstract atmospheric data relating to the environment, climate + health; exploring the entanglement between the data and lived, embodied experiences, exploring how cultural practices manifest in diverse cultural contexts + socio-spatial settings.

We are art + spatial practice a place of their own (Ireland/UK); Dr Liz Coleman (NUI Galway/ Mace Head Atmospheric Centre); Dr Mairéad Hurley (TCD).  

We are passionate about valuing and bringing together existing local knowledge, history and experience through innovative interventions and participatory activities to create new spaces and dialogues around the climate crisis, the politics of space, and intergenerational engagement with science, art, ecology and urbanism.