Hope and Resistance in the anthropocene
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What does it mean to live, hope and resist in the Anthropocene? What does environmental participation and being human entail in the ‘age of extinction’? In this symposium, we reflect on hope and resistance as a response to life and loss in the Anthropocene, and ask what sustains us and what it means in practice and theory to be citizens and humans in these trying times.
The organisers invite you to join them in an event that ‘acknowledges catastrophe while imagining and enacting possibility’ (Tsing et al 2019), that looks to spaces of ecological hope and practices of environmental resistance while consciously and critically bearing witness to extractive logics, unjust systems of organisation and production, unequal experiences of loss and differing capacities to resist. Through a programme of research, stories, film, and practice, the symposium will think through the ways in which we cope, counter and confront life and loss in the anthropocene.
The symposium will take place online by Zoom on 19 February 2021, Friday, from 10am to 4pm GMT. Links for the event and to a shared resource folder will be sent to registered attendees ahead of the symposium.
Participation from practitioners, artists and researchers is welcomed, and they are particularly keen to include and support participants from minority and early career backgrounds.
(Friday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm