The exhibit focused primarily on the impact that industry and human development have had on the environment, and by extension our perception of the world. But it also had an element of optimism, championing the idea that the arts and sciences can work together to confront global issues.
The show seeks to explore the harm that industrialisation has caused to the planet, but also bring an element of hope by drawing attention to some of the sustainability research done by the U of O’s department of chemistry and biological engineering.
The protest was considered timely, but not urgent. The government of Ireland has proposed that a referendum for repealing the 8th Amendment (which recognizes the right to life of an unborn child) will take place sometime in June or July of 2018.
Hynes writes unflinching portrayals of the down-and-out, often inspired by his own rough situations. The protagonist of We’ll All Be Burnt, for example, is a combination of an inmate Hynes taught in a prison school, and a freak event where a man tried to break into his house and fight him.
The panel, called “The Millennial Influence,” featured speakers in different practices on how increasing technology is both a benefit and a detriment to lawyers, the legal process, and access to justice.