Events and Special Projects

18 May 2012

Extraction and its Complications

The Exchange, Penzance

Panel presentation and discussion hosted by Urbanomic as a part of The Penzance Convention.

Complications are a regular feature of extraction. While careful, correct technique minimizes these, it is important to be aware of the potential damage types, their avoidance and subsequent treatment.
— A. J. Smithson, ‘Oral Surgery Part 4: Extraction Complications’, Companion Animal 12:4 (May 2007):74–81, 74.

This multi-disciplinary panel discussed the logic of extraction in its various forms, and the idea of the human as ‘homo extractus’. Speakers include artist John Gerrard, Allen Buckley, author of The Story of Mining in Cornwall and many other publications on Cornish industrial history, Esther Leslie of Birkbeck College, University of London, author of Synthetic Worlds: Nature, Art and the Chemical Industry, and Shaun Lewin, of the University of Plymouth, a spatial data specialist who has been closely involved in the development and implementation of England’s first comprehensive mapping of inshore fishing.