Saturday, 2 March, 2013, 2-7pm
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL
The first issue ofÂ Third text, a bimonthly appearing journal on art in the global context, in 2013 is a special issue focusing onÂ Contemporary Arts and the Politics of EcologyÂ and is accompanied by the conference on the same topic in London.
The event will include numerous contributors to the special issue, which investigates eco-aesthetics in a postcolonial frameworkâ€”from global warming in the arctic to oil industry environmental damage in Nigeriaâ€™s delta, from conflicts between mining corporations and tribals in rural India to the ecological effects of industrial development in the port of Bahia Blanca, Argentina, from urban farming in Detroit to the Occupy movementâ€™s development of a post-media social ecology. The special issue and conference seek to link international and interdisciplinary researchers, artists, and critical theorists in order to consider the questions of how such politico-ecological developments have been recently analyzed, mediated, and negotiated within the visual cultural of art and activism.
The conference is free and no registration is required (seats on a first come first serve basis). (For more information on this event, please emailÂ tj [dot] demos [at] ucl [dot] ac [dot] uk).
Among the list of confirmed speakers areÂ Ravi Agarwal, Christoph Brunner, Liberate Tate and Nabil Ahmed.
For the full list of speakers visit:Â www.ucl.ac.uk/art-history/events/eco-aesthetics
Cultura21â€²s international network, launched in April 2007, offers the online and offline platform for exchanges and mutual learning among its members.
– Sacha Kagan (based in LÃ¼neburg, Germany) and Rana Ã–ztÃ¼rk (based in Berlin, Germany)
– Oleg Koefoed and Kajsa Paludan (both based in Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Hans Dieleman (based in Mexico-City, Mexico)
– Francesca Cozzolino and David Knaute (both based in Paris, France)
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