Événement  |  General Public  |  Talk Slow Violence, Slow Journalism, Slow Hope Keynote by Uwe H. Martin

Centre national de l'audiovisuel 1b, rue du Centenaire , L-3475 Dudelange , Luxembourg
From 2021.09.16 19:30
to 2021.08.19 22:00
Uwe H. Martin



Slow Violence, Slow Journalism, Slow Hope – from documenting problems to building solutions


The keynote will take the audience on a journey through the American West as documented by the duo Uwe H. Martin and Frauke Huber over the last 7 years for their ongoing 'LandRush' project:

From the historic drought in California’s Central Valley, around the Colorado River watershed, where water resources are heavily oversubscribed, on to the environmental disaster developing at the Salton Sea that is drying up after water rights were transferred from rural communities to coastal cities.

The presentation also dives into the artists long term publishing strategy that bridges newspapers and magazines, multimedia web-documentaries and interactive apps, spatial multichannel exhibitions in museums, video archives and books.

Uwe H. Martin will discuss the Slow Violence of environmental destruction, Slow Journalism as an appropriate approach to cover these topics and how visual storytellers can become constructive forces towards offering Slow Hope for a world in crisis.


Free admission. Without prior registration, subject to availability.

Wearing a mask is mandatory during the conference, please respect the social distancing guidelines and other protective measures. 


About Uwe H. Martin 

Uwe H. Martin is an independent visual storyteller, slow journalist and educator. His long-term projects, which combine photography with documentary film, text and sound, focus on the great environmental issues of the Anthropocene. Using a slow journalism approach, his projects on the social and environmental consequences of global agriculture build bridges from traditional journalistic publications, such as Geo and Süddeutsche Zeitung, over linear web-documentaries and interactive apps, to spatial installations at art institutions.

Uwe initiated (together with Ursula Biemann) the collaborative art and research project World of Matter, that investigates primary materials and the complex ecologies of which they are a part. Recognizing the urgent need for new ways to finance quality freelance journalism, Uwe also cofounded RiffReporter, an innovative collaborative ecosystem and business incubator for independent journalism. His newest endeavor is the experimental Salton Sea Sustainable Salt Community that offers regenerative solutions for a planet heating up.

Uwe teaches journalism, photography, filmmaking and multimedia storytelling at universities and journalism schools around the world and also leads workshops ranging from water policy to urban climate adaption.