Project Seminars

Landscape, Law and Spatial Justice Seminar Series

UCD Sutherland School of Law

Landscape is a central subject of inquiry in multiple disciplines including geography, planning, architecture, ecology, archaeology, and visual arts, yet the discipline with arguably the most influence on landscape – law – is largely absent from landscape discourse. Building on the work of geographers Kenneth Olwig and Michael Jones – who have conducted some of the most far reaching work on landscape and law – our aim is to explore, confront, and re-imagine the role of law in landscape scholarship through discussions on environmental and spatial justice, overcoming the culture/nature dichotomy, property, commons, custom, and community agency. We are interested in research on the Irish context as well as international perspectives, and the seminars are open to postgraduate students, researchers, and staff from across UCD.

Seminar Schedule 2022-2023

Date Speaker Room
13 October 2022
Dr Emma Nyhan, Sutherland School of Law Research Fellow and Affiliated Researcher with PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE, "Translating Indigenous Rights in Global Contexts."
26 October 2022
Dr Amanda Byer, Postdoctoral Researcher with PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE (on her new book "Heritage, Landscape and Spatial Justice: New Legal Perspectives in the Lesser Antilles").
Harty Boardroom
8 December 2022
Dr Kathleen Stokes, Postdoctoral Researcher, NUI Galway, "Re-examining urban vacancy in Ireland with/through waste and discard."
Harty Boardroom
16 February 2023
PROPERTY[IN]JUSTICE team seminar: Mid-Term Evaluation and Second Phase
Green Room
23 February 2023
Dr Emily Shakespeare, Postdoctoral Researcher, SETU, "Assessing the Deep Place - Applying a Landscape Biography to Irish Landscapes"
Green Room
23 March 2023
Theodora Valkanou, PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen, "Seeds of Subversion - The Right to Food Sovereignty and International Law."

Seminar Schedule 2021-2022

Date Speaker Room
4 November 2021
Alessandra Accogli, UCD Ad Astra PhD Candidate, "Enhancing the legal response to climate change through the protection and restoration of ecosystems: the example of rights of nature."
Harty Boardroom
2 December 2021
Irene Fogarty, IRC Government of Ireland PhD Scholar in World Heritage, UCD. “Coloniality, Natural World Heritage, and Indigenous Peoples.”
Harty Boardroom
27 January 2022
Joint Seminar: "Extractive Frontiers in the Sacrifice Zones of Ireland" by Dr. Patrick Bresnihan, Lecturer in Geography, Maynooth University and V'cenza Cirefice, IRC PhD Scholar, NUI Galway.
Harty Boardroom
10 February 2022
Dr Carla Kayanan, Post-doc Research Fellow, UCD School of Geography, "Corporate colonialism? Dublin's tech companies and the planning of public space.”
Harty Boardroom
24 March 2022
Anna Kirstine Schirrer (PhD researcher, Dept. of Anthropology, Columbia University): "Ancestral Land, Ancestral Rights: International Jurisprudence and Collective Property in the Wake of the Plantation."
Via Zoom