Extractivism/Activism: Art, Activism and Ecological Extraction

Extractivism/Activism: Art, Activism and Ecological Extraction

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art / Autograph

Mónica Alcázar-Duarte from the series Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain, 2021 – ongoing. Courtesy the artist and Autograph, London. © Mónica Alcázar-Duarte.

January 26, 2024
Extractivism/Activism: Art, Activism and Ecological Extraction
with Autograph ABP at The Building Centre and online

Symposium: March 13–14, 2024
The Building Centre
26 Store St
London WC1E 7BT
United Kingdom
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Join us for a two day symposium from March 13 to 14, 2024 in collaboration with Autograph ABP at The Building Centre in London and online.

The arts have long been concerned with highlighting the ongoing histories of resource extraction and its repercussions. This symposium asks: what next? By bringing together researchers, artists, designers and activists from a range of backgrounds, this event will consider local projects in intersectional, granular detail, to collectively re-evaluate the relationship between the arts, extraction and activism, both historically and in the present.

The two days are framed around three broad themes: Colonial and extractive histories, Reparative and fragile ecologies, Environmental justice and legal rights.

Confirmed speakers and participants include: Ignacio Acosta, Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Tobah Aukland-Peck, Eline Benjaminsen, Nancy Demerdash, Radha D’Souza, Francisco Gallardo, Hit Man Gurung, Sasha Huber, Elias Kimaiyo, Syowia Kyambi, Adrian Lahoud, Melissa Lucashenko, Godofredo Pereira, Marie Petersmann, Julian Posada, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Gabriela Saenger Silva, Sakiya, Audrey Samson, Marie Smith, Jonas Staal, Gerald Torres, Wilfred Ukpong and others.

The symposium is convened by Sria Chatterjee (Paul Mellon Centre), Mark Sealy (Autograph) and Bindi Vora (Autograph). A collaboration between the Climate & Colonialism research project at the Paul Mellon Centre and Autograph ABP.

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