The Conversations with … Extractivism symposium will bring together an ensemble of researchers who explore the notion of ‘extractivism’ across different fields and through a myriad of forms, including (though not limited to):
– Supply chains at the scale of the local and global
– Extractive practices operating at micro and macro levels
– Enterprises that encompass the terrestrial and off-world
– Mining tangible natural resources such as rare earth minerals
– Examining the role of ‘sustainable futures’
– Interrogating scars that cut through the Earth and its inhabitants.
Crucial to considering ‘extractivism’ through these structures is an accountability for Indigenous struggles and propositions for degrowth, resistance, and emancipation.
Conversations with...Extractivism is a hybrid symposium collectively led by Dr Nicholas Mangan, Charity Edwards and Dr Eduardo Kairuz from Monash University’s Faculty of Art Design & Architecture (MADA), as part of the planetary Shared Campus: Critical Ecologies group. It will be hosted in-person at Monash University’s Caulfield Campus and simultaneously online with our international partners in Zurich, Athens, Taipei, London and elsewhere.
Keynote speakers will be Dr Alonso Barros and Dr Susan Schuppli. The full programme will be announced shortly.
This event is open to public and free of charge.
Critical Ecologies is a Shared Campus theme configured by a group of international artists, researchers and educators. It encompasses a myriad of creative practices and discourses concerned with the ecological emergency that the world is facing. Critical Ecologies integrates creative practices that bring together multiple voices, raise awareness, promote systemic thinking and strengthen the bonds between the arts, culture and sustainability.
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