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Weaving connections webinar: Extracting Us exhibit collective reflections

24 September 2020
2:45 pm
4:30 pm

collage of extractives art on black background

Extracting Us brings together reflections and creative work from thirteen artists-activists-researchers in relation to diverse extractive contexts, and responses from virtual visitors and participants over the past month.

Through facilitated conversation with co-curators and artists, this event will begin to weave together the threads that connect the contributions, and consider some collective learnings and potential future work. We will ask: what (unexpected) connections have been made and what kinds of questions have been raised?

We will draw upon the six themes explored through the exhibition and conversation (care, agency, temporalities, scales, inter-generational, and modes of engagement), and the event will be an opportunity to introduce and discuss newly-found intersections and ideas to nurture activism, creative engagements and research on the feminist political ecologies of extractivism.

The conversation will be part of the POLLEN20 Political Ecology Network virtual conference, co-hosted by ONCA and open to all.

Image: Tiles of artwork from Extracting Us contributors

About the Organisers

The Extracting Us exhibition and conversation series is being co-curated by Siti Maimunah, Elona Hoover, Alice Owen, Dian Ekowati and Becky Elmhirst with critical insight and support from Lydia Heath, Persephone Pearl and Louise Purbrick.

This project is made possible by support from ONCA Gallery, the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton, the Wellbeing, Ecology, Gender and cOmmunity research network funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 764908), and collaboration with the ‘Sustainable’ Development and Atmospheres of Violence: Experiences of Environmental Defenders project funded by The British Academy.

Content Warning: Death, Violence.

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