Since 2012, I have been involved as an artist and researcher with the Narratives in Space+Time Society (NiS+TS), an interdisciplinary creative research group working on projects involving mobile media and walking. Starting in 2014 and continuing to the present, our group has engaged in a major project entitled Walking the Debris Field: Public Geographies of the Halifax Explosion, marking the centenary of the December 6, 1917 explosion in Halifax harbour. This wartime disaster killed almost 2000 citizens, injured 9000 more, and was the largest man-made explosion until nuclear bombs were dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The “debris field” refers to the traumatic landscape of ruins, shards and burial sites, and also to the invisible memories, stories and psychic traces of the disaster.
NiS+TS’s work in the debris field of the Halifax Explosion demonstrates how the past and present haunt the future, and asks what is learned through a contemporary practice of exploring interdisciplinary methods for creating historical knowledge and understanding. For more information about the research, presentations, publications, media projects and exhibitions that have come about through walking the debris field, please see the NiS+TS website at http://www.narrativesinspaceandtime.ca
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