The creeping and crippling effects of long term catastrophes on people and non-humans continue. From nuclear disaster to rising seas, desertification, and economic violence, these ongoing human-made crises demand another understanding of time and agency in order to respond differently.
How are artists and cultural institutions rethinking art production to develop new means of support and accountability when confronting this precarious and catastrophe-prone present? As the instability of crisis fosters collective impulses, how have experiments in the arts shifted ways of life and working together to produce a resilience in culture? And can these be extended to social, economic, and planetary scales? The conference aims to explore these critical imaginaries of life-affirming ecologies and transform vulnerability into resilience.
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