Announcements, United Kingdom

Extractivism/Activism: Art, Activism and Ecological Extraction Conference

London, United Kingdom. From March 13th through 14th

Image: Mónica Alcázar-Duarte from the series Digital Clouds Don’t Carry Rain, 2021 – ongoing. Courtesy of the artist and Autograph, London.

The arts have long been focused on highlighting the ongoing histories and consequences of resource extraction. This conference raises the question: what comes next?

The Extractivism/Activism conference is a collaboration between the Climate & Colonialism research project and Autograph gallery. It will be held at the Building Centre in London from March 13th to 14th. Bringing together researchers, artists, designers, and activists from diverse backgrounds, this event will closely examine local projects, considering the intersectionality of issues and re-evaluating the relationship between the arts, extraction, and activism both historically and in the present.

The two-day conference will revolve around three main themes: colonial and extractive histories, reparative and fragile ecologies, and environmental justice and legal rights.

Confirmed speakers and participants include: Ignacio Acosta, Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, Tobah Aukland-Peck, Eline Benjaminsen, Nancy Demerdash, Radha D'Souza, Francisco Gallardo, Hit Man Gurung, Sasha Huber, Elias Kimaiyo, Syowia Kyambi, Adrian Lahoud, Godofredo Pereira, Marie Petersmann, Julian Posada, Sheelasha Rajbhandari, Gabriela Saenger Silva, Sakiya, Audrey Samson, Marie Smith, Jonas Staal, Gerald Torres, Wilfred Ukpong, and others.

For more information about the conference and to book tickets, visit the Paul Mellon Centre's website. Online tickets are also available.