Asia Bazdyrieva: “No Milk, No Love! Resourcification as Production of Territory”

Asia Bazdyrieva: “No Milk, No Love! Resourcification as Production of Territory”

Asia Bazdyrieva: “No Milk, No Love! Resourcification as Production of Territory”

Free admission

June 1, 2023, 7pm
172 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux on Thursday, June 1 at 7pm for “No Milk, No Love! Resourcification as Production of Territory,” a talk by Asia Bazdyrieva.

Asia Bazdyrieva’s recent research tests the hypothesis that, through colonial expansionist projects of both Western European states and the Russian Empire—operating through cartography, texts, images, geological prospecting, etc.—the territories of present-day Ukraine were imaged and imagined as a site of inexhaustible resources that can feed the entire world. Following her text “No Milk, No Love” published in e-flux journal in 2022, she will discuss the sociotechnical imaginaries that contribute to the making of a resource through the arrangement of substances, technologies, discourses, and practices deployed by different kinds of actors. She will talk about the politics of space and scale that have been enacted through such processes, resulting in multiple actualizations of colonialism and imperialism, including Russia’s ongoing war, and including current geopolitical rearrangements in pursuit of energy security and energy sovereignty.

This talk is organized in collaboration with Kyiv to LA, made possible by a generous grant from Nora McNeely Hurley and the Manitou Fund. With special thanks to Asha Bukojemsky.

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–e-flux has an ADA-compliant bathroom. There are no steps between the event space and this bathroom.

War & Conflict, Colonialism & Imperialism
Ukraine, Agriculture, Energy

Asia Bazdyrieva is an art historian whose work focuses on hybrid European-Soviet modernity and its ideological and material implications in spaces, bodies, and lands. Bazdyrieva co-authored Geocinema, a collaborative project exploring infrastructures of earth sensing as a form of cinema, which has been nominated for the Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research (2020) and the Golden Key Prize at the Kassel Dokfest (2021). She is currently an associative member of Critical Media Lab Basel and a resident of transmediale.

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