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Of Earth, For Earth is a dialogue between artists, community representatives, industrialist and educators. It aims to inspire debate about human interactions with the Earth, while our consumption of resources grows ever larger and while 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 expectations and hopes, or disappointment and frustration. The book recognises failings in 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.

The book is also a beautiful record of the Of Earth - For Earth exhibition and is full of artists' images and words.

For more information or to order copies please email d.finch3@exeter.ac.uk