Over millennia human productivity has been strongly tied to the ability to reproduce: working the land, while raising children. Productivity and reproduction had to grow hand in hand with (forced) agricultural, or later, industrial work. While extractive practices are one of the main drivers to the unprecedented environmental transformation of the planet—most evident in climate change, biodiversity loss, and the emission of greenhouse gases—the bodies that inhabit it, and its soils, are also becoming infertile.

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Nikolaus Hirsch

Exhausted is a collaboration between SALT and e-flux Architecture, supported by L'internationale and the Prince Claus Fund.

Nick Axel

Nick Axel is Deputy Editor of e-flux Architecture.

Elizabeth Hoover

Elizabeth Hoover is associate professor in the Environmental Science, Policy, and Management department at the University of California Berkeley, and the author of The River is In Us: Fighting Toxins in a Mohawk Community (2017).

Calvin Po

Calvin Po is a strategic designer at Dark Matter Labs, and a recent graduate from the Architectural Association, where he received the Dennis Sharp Prize.

Sharmila Rudrappa

Sharmila Rudrappa is professor of Sociology and director of the South Asia Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. She is author of Discounted Life: The Price of Global Surrogacy in India (New York University Press, 2015).

Rickie Solinger

Rickie Solinger is a historian and curator. She has written or edited twelve books about reproductive politics in the United States and satellite subjects.

Rami Zurayk

Rami Zurayk is professor of ecosystem management at American University of Beirut and a commissioner on the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet and Health.

Onur İnal

Onur İnal is a postdoctoral researcher in Near Eastern Studies at the University of Vienna, founder of the Network for the Environmental History of Turkey, and a board member of the European Society for Environmental History.

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