This series of panel discussions brings together archaeologists, theorists, artists and architectural practitioners to reflect on archaeological sites that at certain moments in time have revealed a particular laboratory or theatrical field of analysis that mediates micro- and macro-history, from the microscopic detail of materials to the problem of global climate change.
The event of archaeology refers to the event of discovery: an artefact or an archaeological field is revealed through natural processes, large-scale engineered extraction projects, or through new insights and research. It also comprises the moment of preserving and manufacturing replicas and imitations of artefacts, with or without the impact of war or violent conflict on archaeological sites. In such situations, artefacts and architecture are precariously revealed within political and economic frameworks that disguise their interests behind concerns for climate action.
This is part of the Event of Archaeology series and the agenda for this event can be found here.
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