Some images from the gathering and screening of Black Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPoC) at The Floating University Berlin, 5 August 2019.
Workshop input at the Floating University Berlin. In an informal setting participants were invited to ‘bring to the table’ their thoughts, ideas and experiences to unpack and discuss concepts such as ‘environmental racism’, ‘Racial Capitalocene’, ‘Climate Debt’ and ‘Climate Apartheid’.
Illustration: Joseph Walsh 2019 Reflections on the Rites of Spring: Rights of Nature Working Groop, Massia 12–18 May, 2019. Political Ontology Before I left Massia, at the tail end of our inaugural Rights of Nature Working ‘Groop’, Daan, a scholar of comparative religion, observed that the current stakes of Climate Change have all the trappings… Continue reading Worlding for Many Worlds
[‘Code Rood, Port of Amsterdam, 24 June 2016.’ Photo: Sumugan Sivanesan] Code Red (22-25 June 2017) was a climate camp and mass action bringing together a number of autonomous groups in the Port of Amsterdam, the second largest coal port in Europe. Organisers estimate around 300 people attended the camp, with over 200 people taking… Continue reading Code Rood: Postcards from Blockadia
‘The Gift (2012), Liberate Tate.’ Photo: Martin LeSanto Smith As a university supported ‘research agency,’ Forensic Architecture are able to develop evidence and promote the means of ‘lawfare,’ often against governments. With their access to high profile cultural platforms, they convene fora around their evidence and pursue forms of legal and political activism. On the… Continue reading Liberate Tate: Friendly Criticism at an Interstitial Distance
[Photo: ‘Anonymous’] My text, ‘Ecopolitics for teh Lulz: Transmedia Civil Disobedience in the Age of Fossil-Fuelled Information Capitalism’, has been published in Critical Habitations as a contribution to its third debate, ‘Pluralising Practices.’ According to the editors Alexander Dunst, Elahe Haschemi Yekani, Gudrun Rath and Anja Schwarz: Cultural studies today fork distinct trajectories, thus making… Continue reading Critical Habitations: Ecopolitics for teh Lulz
[T]he Liverpool Plains are in danger of being turned into a second Hunter Valley and we know what the consequences would be for local communities, agriculture and water. Dr Kerri Clarke, Environmental Representative on the Maules Creek Community Consultative Committee. Over 25–28 September 2016 the Australian Student Environmental Network (ASEN) took a road trip to… Continue reading ASEN Field Trip: Maules Creek
[‘Video still: Ende Gelände wrap-up video.’ 350.org, 2016.] ‘I got two versions.’ My text ‘Mass Action Media:Ende Gelände, Break Free 2016’ has been published in un Magazine 10.2, an issue that concerns ‘the throng.’ Also, a slightly different version is available as a print yourself A3 ’zine here. Instructions on how to cut and fold… Continue reading un Magazine: Mass Aktion Media
In July 2015, I presented a working paper, ‘Choreography of Disobedience,’ at the recent Performance Studies international (PSi) conference, ‘Performance Climates,’ at the University of Melbourne. My paper expanded an earlier discussion of the Climate Games during COP21, Paris. Reviewing these events I was struck by the lack of ‘cyberactivism’ that occurred during the games.… Continue reading Cyberactivism
[‘Inflatable barricades, Ende Gelände 2016’ Photo: Paul Levi Wagner / 350.org] In a recent interview Artúr van Balen of the Tools For Action (TFA) collective discusses the evolution of the now iconic inflatable barricades (née cobblestone), a silver foil inflatable cube which was recently featured in the Victoria & Albert Museum exhibition, Disobedient Objects (2014).… Continue reading Cube Tactics