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Join this online talk to hear members of the Extracting Us research collective in conversation with Dr Louise Purbrick about their ongoing project that explores how communities and creatives on the frontlines of extractivism and climate emergency struggle to cultivate care for nature and for each other despite extractivism

Extractivism is a term used to describe the diverse and uneven ways that resource extraction also extracts from communities. Sites of extraction are often characterised by spectacular violence, destruction and the erasure of social and ecological diversity. Linking researchers, creatives and communities from diverse settings (in the UK, Asia and Latin America), Extracting Us has sought to look differently at extractivism, asking how it is experienced and resisted by communities in everyday ways that are often overlooked. Informed by scholar-activist research, the project co-curates exhibitions and events that aim to resist extractive logics, enable participants to make unexpected connections and cultivate actions of solidarity and care. In this talk, researchers involved in the project share their research and reflect on the ways artistic interventions help foster new sensibilities and solidarities with extractive contexts that are separated geographically. 

Extracting Us is part of a wider research project on Wellbeing, Economy, Gender and Community (wegoitn.org). Research has been enabled through interdisciplinary collaboration with the School of Applied Sciences (Geography) and the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics at the University of Brighton, Passau University, Germany, and ONCA gallery. This event is one in a series of Feminist Political Ecology Dialogues sponsored by WEGO-ITN.  

Please book to receive a link to attend this online talk hosted on zoom. Live captioning will be available for the event.



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