Of Earth, For Earth
The meaning of a mine
Edited by Kathryn Moore, Dana Finch and Bridget Storrie
Of Earth, For Earth is a 116-page full-colour, hardcover book, consisting of dialogue between artists, community representatives, industrialists and educators. It also contains images from the exhibition of the same name, and many other artists have contributed to it with images and texts. It aims to inspire debate about human interactions with the Earth, while our consumption of resources grows ever larger and the environments on which we depend face an uncertain future.
This book speaks to our sense of belonging to place, time, natural and cultural heritage. It describes the geologically grounded and contested places in which mining inspires our relationship with Earth and interrogates our commitment to change. Through dialogue and debate, perhaps we may unearth mechanisms to carve out a more sustainable relationship with the Earth while maintaining access to the resources that will support the global population.
Dan Pyne, Carlos Petter, Alan Smith, Louise K. Wilson, Dylan McFarlane, Adele Rouleau, Josie Purcell, Jack Hirons, Dominic Roberts, Olga Sidorenko, Penda Diallo, Frances Wall, Henrietta Simson, Dominika Glogowski, James Hankey, Kieran Ryan, Alison Cooke, Karin Easton, Chris Easton, Nic Barcza, Nic Clift, Djibo Seydou, Naomi Binta Stansly, Richard Martin, Oliver Raymond-Barker, Caitlin DeSilvey, Gill Juleff, Heidi Flaxman, Anshul Paneri, Cassia Johnson, Heather Wilson, Allie Mitchell, Joel Gill, Nic Bilham, Father Nicholas Barla, Julian Allwood, Art & Energy, Kathryn Sturman, Lucy Crane, Gareth Thomas, Vitor Correia, Luis Lopes, Stephen Henley.
Section 1: Of Earth
Section 2: For Earth
Section 3: Un Earth
Kathryn Moore gained degree qualifications in geology (BSc), experimental petrology (PhD) and archaeology (Dip) from the University of Edinburgh, University of Bristol and National University of Ireland, Galway. She led the Magmatic Studies Group at the National University of Ireland, Galway from 1999 and moved to the Camborne School of Mines in 2012, as lecturer in Critical and Green Technology Metals. She participates in and supervises research relating to alkaline rocks, carbonatites, ore deposits (particularly critical metals), and small-scale mining.
Dana Finch has worked as a project manager on several European funded research projects since 2006, at Imperial College and King’s College, London, before moving to the University of Exeter to become the project manager of the IMP@CT Project. She is also a practising artist, a graduate from Dartington College of Arts, and exhibits regularly in the UK. She initiated and co-curated the Of Earth - For Earth exhibition and is a co-founder of Deep Earth Synergies, an arts hub dedicated to bringing artists and mining professionals together to examine novel solutions to age-old problems.
Bridget Storrie is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Global Prosperity at UCL, supervised by Professor Dame Henrietta Moore. Her research focus is the relationship between natural resources, conflict and peace. She has an MA in Russian (St Andrews University), a Masters in Peacebuilding and Reconciliation (Distinction) from Winchester University and is a trained mediator (Justice Institute of British Columbia). Bridget worked as a foreign news producer for ITN in Moscow in the early 1990s.