Upcoming Book Talk by Dr. Paula Serafini
Creating Worlds Otherwise: Art, Collective Action, and (Post)Extractivism
When: 19 May 2023, 2pm EDT
What: Creating Worlds Otherwise (Vanderbilt University Press) examines the narratives that subaltern groups generate around extractivism, and how they develop, communicate, and mobilize these narratives through art and cultural practices. It reports on a six-year project on creative resistance to extractivism in Argentina and builds on long-term engagement working on environmental justice projects and campaigns in Argentina and the UK. It is an innovative contribution to the fields of Latin American studies, political ecology, cultural studies, and art theory, and addresses pressing questions regarding what post-extractivist worlds might look like as well as how such visions are put into practice. Creating Worlds Otherwise received an Honourable Mention in the Latin American Studies Association Visual Cultures Studies 2023 Book Awards.
Who: Paula Serafini is Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Creative and Cultural Industries at Queen Mary University of London. Her research is situated in the field of cultural politics, and her interests include extractivism, social movements, art activism, cultural labour and policy and socioecological transitions. She is author of Performance Action: The Politics of Art Activism (Routledge 2018) and Creating Worlds Otherwise: Art, Collective Action, and (Post)Extractivism (Vanderbilt University Press, 2022), and co-editor of artWORK: Art, Labour and Activism (Rowman & Littlefield Int, 2017) and Arte y Ecología Política (IIGG-CLACSO, 2020).
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