Example 1: Creative arts
The program responds to the reality that our future is colonised by the impacts of the atomic age, irreversibly affected by radiation. It builds on a legacy of artistic intervention into the impacts of atomic weapons tests and helps to share stories of atomic survivor communities, by those affected, seeking both justice and recognition where legal means have often failed.If you wish to find out more about the Nuclear Futures program watch the video on the home page of the Nuclear Futures website and explore the various projects featured there.In Nuclear Futures, communities and artists use theatre, film, paintings and sculpture, literature, photography, digital arts and other art forms to make creative works that reflect both the horror of living with nuclear radiation, and the resilience of communities as they face the nuclear future.
BioAssociate Professor Paul Brown is creative producer of Nuclear Futures and adjunct Associate Professor in Environmental Humanities, UNSW. Paul co-founded Urban Theatre Projects (Death Defying Theatre) in 1980. Across three decades, he combined creative arts practice (scriptwriting, producing, film and theatre) with academic environmental studies and community engagement. He developed Australia’s first full-length verbatim play Aftershocks with the Newcastle (NSW) community and adapted this into a mainstage play and a film. Paul is co-author/editor of Verbatim: staging memory and community, and co-author of Art and Wellbeing.
- Paul Brown, “British nuclear testing in Australia: Performing the Maralinga Experiment Through Verbatim Theatre,” Journal of the Royal Society of New South Wales 139 (2007): 39-50.
- Nuclear Futures (website).
Environmental Humanities: Remaking Nature
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