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Eleanor Carpenter

Professor of Interdisciplinary Art & Culture, Director of UmArts Research Centre


Works at

Arkitekthögskolan, Östra Strandgatan 30c Umeå universitet, Arkitekthögskolan, SE-90187 Umeå
Affiliated as professor at Centre for Transdiciplinary AI
Affiliated as other position at Umeå Centre for Architecture, Design and the Arts Role: Director

Dr Ele Carpenter is Professor of Interdisciplinary Art & Culture, and Director of UmArts working directly with the School of Architecture, School of Art, School of Design, the Department of Creative Arts and Bildmuseet to support and develop new arts research. UmArts was founded in 2021 and focuses on some of the most important issues of our times including: planetary care, decolonisation, the commons and the Nuclear Anthropocene.

Ele Carpenter is a research-based curator and scholar of interdisciplinary politicised art and social networks of making, with over 25 years curatorial experience in public museums and galleries, research networks and academic contexts.  She is convenor of the international Nuclear Culture Research Group; a member of the AHRC Research Network for Nuclear Cultural Heritage in partnership with the University of Kingston and Linköping University, Sweden; and Visiting Research Fellow, Institute of the Arts, University of Cumbria, UK. She regularly advises on the inclusion of radioactive materials in contemporary artworks, and 2019 she was awarded her Radiation Protection Supervisor Certificate.

Artistic research within creative studies, Umeå: Umeå University 2023 : 9-17
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Takeuchi Kota, Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo 2023 : 120-129
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Âge atomique, Paris: Editions du Centre Pompidou 2022 : 61-76
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Commodity Frontiers: Journal of the Commodity Frontier Initiative, Brown University Library 2022, (4) : 36-44
Vanden Eynde, Marteen
Baltic Worlds
Rindzevičiūtė, Egle
Second suns: Julian Charriere, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag 2018 : 118-123
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Cold War legacies: systems, theories, aesthetics, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press 2016 : 116-133
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X-10: power in the land, Anglesey, Wales: A+A Online 2016 : 17-29
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London: Black Dog Publishing, Bildmuseet, and Arts Catalyst 2016
Connection: artists in communication, Belfast: Interface 2012 : 68-77
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The textile reader, London New York: Berg Publishers 2012 : 336-346
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The power of making: the importance of being skilled, London: Victoria & Albert Publications 2011 : 48-55
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Journal of Modern Craft, Taylor & Francis Group 2011, Vol. 4, (2) : 147-160
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Time at work: CECAC 2008
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Research projects

6 April 2023 until 5 April 2028
1 April 2023