Farewell Transmission: Community Resilience amid the End of Coal in Ohio
School of Environment and Natural Resources; Department of Geography; Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts; Glenn College of Public Affairs
Farewell Transmission: Community Resilience amid the End of Coal in Ohio is a multidisciplinary installation exploring how ethnographic field research conducted in Ohio coal communities can be transformed and animated through exhibition in gallery spaces. An exhibition of coal-related historical and contemporary photographs, drawings, maps, and documents related to the coal industry from Noble, Coshocton, Belmont counties in Ohio, as well as Hocking Hills and Upper Ohio River Valley regions. The material is collected and displayed in Hopkins Hall from August 22 to September 15, 2022. An exhibition of coal-related historical items held by the Ohio State University Libraries Special Collections is on display in nearby Thompson Library on the Ohio State University Campus from August 20 through February 28, 2023.
This project is a collaboration between the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the Department of Geography, the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts, the Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University Extension, and the Ohio State University Libraries. The larger project included over 50 in-depth interviews with coal industry employees, family members, local officials and residents.
This exhibition is curated by Jeffrey B. Jacquet, Associate Professor, School of Natural Resources and William W. Sharp, Research Photographer, School of Environment and Natural Resources.
Funding for this project is provided in part by grants from the Ohio State Sustainability Institute and the Battelle Engineering, Technology and Human Affairs (BETHA) Endowment at the OSU Office of Research.
Please be sure to check out the other half of this exhibition at the University Libraries from August 20, 2022 – February 28, 2023. We encourage you to view more information on the library exhibition and more information on the Coal Communities Project.
Farewell Transmission: Community Resilience amid the End of Coal in Ohio is presented in partnership with Hybrid Arts Lab, a multi-venue learning lab that experiments with how art is imagined, made, viewed and understood within physical and digital spaces.