Space&Place is a convening collaborative of the Mapping Spectral Traces international network.
Mapping Spectral Traces is a trans-disciplinary, international group of scholars, practitioners, community leaders and artists who work with and in traumatized communities, contested lands and diverse environments. MST network members have worked collaboratively and individually on projects that ‘map’ the unseen and unacknowledged difficult pasts that continue to structure present-day social relations. The MST international network consists of individuals from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, many of whom are independent or self-employed artists and/or practitioners, or who work for local communities.
As a convening collaborative of MST, Space&Place regularly collaborates with MST members on a range of research projects to realize our commitment to socially engaged and sutainable international, local and transdisciplinary work.
With Ómós Áite, we have also co-hosted international MST symposia and conferences in Ireland. In 2011, we co-hosted Mapping Spectral Traces IV at NUI Maynooth and IMMA, and in 2012, we co-hosted MSTV: Bodies, Space, Memory at NUI Galway and with the Galway Dance Festival. Other symposia include: MST III: Catchment was held at PLaCE/Bristol, MST II: Virginia Tech and Roanoke and MSTI: Leeds. See also the MST webpage for information regarding MSTVI: A Dakota Homeland, hosted by PLaCE Minnesota.