Monthly Archives: October 2012

Weaponising Speculation (Dublin, 2013)

We are pleased to announce the details for DUST’s signature event of 2013. The event is a chance for those working within speculative realism, whether in theory or art, to come together and start plotting with one another.

It is also where we will announce the future plans of the DUST theory/art collective (of which there are many).

It will also serve as a chance for ‘para-academics’ to get into contact outside Dublin’s traditional University system. WS will seek to create a comfortable atmosphere to try out new ideas.

Our plan is to invite speakers from across the European para-academic/SR community, but we also want to bring together the currently disconnected scenes operative in Dublin.

The conference will take place on March 2-3, 2013 at Independent Colleges, Dublin.

Organized by Michael O’ Rourke, Fintan Neylan, and Paul J. Ennis

If this sounds appealing to you then get in contact with us:

Also, feel free to follow us on twitter: dublindust

to weaponate



Distinct from the norm. Distinct even from the academic norm. Twice removed the para-academic is doubly unwanted. The ones you have trained are set loose and they know your secrets. They are pests and they want to be armed…

DUST is a theory/art collective operating in Dublin. It’s chief  are Michael O’Rourke, Fintan Neylan, and Paul J. Ennis.

Over the next few weeks we will be releasing information about our various conspiracies.