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Global Environmentalisms

19 March 2020

6–8.30pm | Free Entry


Following the UK Government’s move yesterday from “contain” to “delay” phase in its handling of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, John Hansard Gallery regrets to announce that this event has been postponed. Please see our social media channels for future updates and the latest information.

This workshop in the Interruptions/Disruptions series invites local activists to engage with histories of feminist, anti-colonial, and anti-racist environmentalisms. Participants will be asked to respond creatively to visual and textual material relating to environmentalist struggles from Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa in order consider how environmentalist activism speaks to broader political struggles. Our aim is to explore how environmentalist activism can engender a radical rethinking of economic, political, and social relations. In line with the workshop series theme Interruptions, this contribution seeks to challenge some of the assumptions around contemporary environmentalist practice in the global North.
Dr.Christine Okoth is a Research Fellow in the Department of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Warwick, working with Dr. Mike Niblett and Dr. Chris Campbell on their Leverhulme Research Project “World Literature and Commodity Frontiers: The Ecology of the ‘long’ 20th Century.” She is currently writing a book that gives an eco-materialist account of racial form in contemporary black aesthetics.
Esthie Hugo is PhD student in Comparative Literature at Warwick University, Coventry. She is currently working on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which investigates World-Literature through the commodity frontiers of the 20th century. Her PhD project investigates the histories of women's work in the commodity frontier, as mediated in Nigerian, British and Caribbean fiction.
British Sign Language Interpreters and a Palantypist (Speech-to-Text) will be present at this event.
Interruptions/Disruptions is co-organised by Dr Eleanor K. Jones, Dr Priti Mishra and Dr Sarah Hayden, and funded by the Public Engagement with Research Unit at the University of Southampton.
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SA Climate Strike photo by Ashraf Hendricks

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