Live Free or Die: Summer School with Emily Jacir at Fire Station Artists’ Studios

With a special focus on migration and citizenship laws that regulate settlement and movement, artist Emily Jacir and invited guest lecturers will form a school for artists, filmmakers, curators, writers, musicians, dancers and academics over four days.

The school will examine contemporary arts practices in regard to the mechanics of the state, and will critically address perceptions of territories, borders, citizenship and systems of governance in relation to land and communities. The school will look at social justice, resistance, theories of emplacement and the potential creative acts have to effect social, political, local and international change. At the heart of this school, we will look at contemporary Ireland which is possibly the only bastion of free-speech left in “Europe”.

Emily Jacir (b.1973, Palestine) is the Founding Director of Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research. Jacir is the recipient of several awards, including a Golden Lion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007). Jacir’s recent solo exhibitions include IMMA (2016) and Whitechapel Gallery, London (2015).

This programme is open to artists, curators, filmmakers, writers, activists, landscape artists, musicians, dancers, and academics. To apply for a place please submit:

• a short statement or cover letter specifying what you wish to gain from the Summer School
• a current CV / short biography
• up to five images of your work (if relevant)
• Applicants must also include a suggested text, reading or film related to the Summer School theme this year.

Image: Sarah Shatz

Dates: 15th – 19th July 2019
Times: 10am-5pm
Fee: €200
Location: Fire Station Artists’ Studios, 9-12 Buckingham St, Dublin 1
Booking: Materials can be sent in a single email or online transfer by 5pm June 16 to

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