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19 July 2019
2:00 pm
4:00 pm

This workshop accompanies the exhibition Extracting Us and invites young people to show accountability in understanding the relationship between coal mining in Indonesia and the UK.

Indonesia and the UK are connected by coal extraction and climate change. UK-based mining companies gained concessions in Indonesia in the 19th century, leaving a legacy that includes tailing waste, conflict, environmental destruction and asset divestment scandals. Indonesia is the second biggest coal exporter in the world and so is an important contributor to carbon emissions from land degradation, forest destruction and coal burning.

The workshop will be a way of connecting youth involved in climate action in Brighton with Indonesian citizens by supporting them to find out more from scholar-activists, watch a short video and write a postcard (or two!) to selected figures or organisations involved in ongoing coal extraction in Indonesia. These include: the president, ministers, national and local parliament members, students and people who live in the coal mine area.

Suitable for 13yrs+, the workshop is free to attend.

The exhibition Extracting Us is organised and co-curated by members of the Well-being, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity (WEGO) network Siti Maimunah, Elona Hoover, Rebecca Elmhirst, Dian Ekowati and Alice Owen, and with ONCA Gallery manager Lydia Heath. 


WEGO is the first international feminist political ecology network of its kind. Funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska–Curie programme, it brings together scholar-activists interested in demonstrating how communities actively sustain and care for their environment and community well-being.

The exhibition and events are made possible with kind support from he WEGO Innovation Training Network, the University of Brighton Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics and JATAM.


19 July 2019
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
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ONCA Gallery
14 St George's Place
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 4GB United Kingdom

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