Environmental Racism is Garbage, a virtual research-creation and art symposium. We’ve invited contributions and collaborations from visual and performance-based artists, curators, theorists and activists, to create submissions that engage with the interconnections between environmental health, socio-economic conditions, racialized discrimination, social justice – with transdisciplinary work driven by creative inquiry and lived experience forefronted.
This virtual (web-based) symposium will be synchronous and asynchronous and feature:
- Artwork from 14 groups of artists working in a wide variety of media, displayed in the browser. You can find details on these projects here.
- A keynote address by Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory, a performance artist and activist, May 27th @5:00 PM EST
- A keynote address by Winona LaDuke, economist, environmental activist, and Executive Director of Honor the Earth, May 28th @12:00 PM EST
- Four discussion panels, May 28th & 29th
- Ecological grief: the (natural) response of “grief, pain, sadness, or suffering” that people feel due to the collective or individual loss or anticipated loss of beloved ecosystems, landscapes, seascapes, species, and places
- Waste on the move: externalizing hazards and “invisible” communities
- People as waste – Scarcities and Necessities: the treatment of marginalized communities, reinforcing inequality (and access to food, water, shelter, safety)
- Closing artist’s panel: Narratives of Artmaking that Confront and Challenge Environmental Racism.
- Videos from artists, activists, and academics grappling with this subject matter
The symposium will run May 27th – 29th and registration is free. Register here.
SYMPOSIUM SUPPORT: Funding for Environmental Racism is Garbage is generously provided by a Seed Box grant from Mistra-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, Raven Trust, Environmental Studies Queen’s University, Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre, Canada’s Waste Flow.
Feature Image Credit: David Kilabuk
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