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Framer Framed

30 Sep 2021
18:00 - 20:00

Crisis Imaginaries, Chapter 6: Ecologies of Vulnerability and Resistance

Crisis Imaginaries, in collaboration with the ASCA Political Ecologies Seminar, are happy to host interdisciplinary artist and science historian Edna Bonhomme and professor, researcher and writer J.T. Roane for a panel and discussion on their research into ecologies of vulnerability and resistance. The program will take place at Framer Framed on¬†30 September 2021 at 18:00, moderated by UvA’s Political Ecologies co-director Jeff Diamanti.

Our conversation will center the politics of urbanisation and public health as larger themes from which to dive into localised histories Edna Bonhomme and J.T. Roane explore in their work. Within these instances, we can trace harm as the outcome of systemic inequalities and injustices. We’ll consider how overarching declarations of ‘public crisis’ obscure the overlapping nature of crises compartmentalised across urban housing, poverty, public heath and healthcare, and environmental collapse. Simultaneously, Bonhomme and Roane present sites which honour rage and resistance, as well as pathways and practices of Black harm reduction and decolonial healing.

The ASCA Political Ecologies Seminar is directed by Jeff Diamanti and Joost de Bloois. Through reading groups, masterclasses, and public lectures from international scholars and artists engaged in the creative and theoretical study of ecological relation and crisis, this year two of ‚ÄúEcology of Forms‚ÄĚ will move through distinct but overlapping forms that focalise contestation and collectivity across a multitude of vectors: economic, legal, environmental, architectural, infrastructural, cultural, and so on.

Video registration of the event can be found here.

Series Description

Crisis Imaginaries is a project by Framer Framed and Goethe-Institut Niederlande. The series explores the climate and ecological crises through participatory research and from intersectional & interdisciplinary perspectives. Reckoning with colonial-imperial roots, we seek to deepen our understanding of a present defined by extinction and environmental destruction and a future bracing for climate collapse. The project promotes spaces of listening and knowledge/resource sharing in an effort to move toward a more climate just society.

Crisis Imaginaries is hosted by the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC), a project by Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, commissioned and developed by Framer Framed. The project consists of a large-scale installation in the form of a tribunal that prosecutes intergenerational climate crimes. Read more

Amsterdam Assembly is hosted by the Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes (CICC) is a project by Indian academic, writer, lawyer and activist Radha D’Souza and Dutch artist Jonas Staal, commissioned and developed by Framer Framed.

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Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes - Jonas Staal

Exhibition: Court for Intergenerational Climate Crimes

A project by Radha D'Souza and Jonas Staal


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Edna Bonhomme

Historian of science, writer, and interdisciplinary artist

J.T. Roane

Professor, researcher and writer

Jeff Diamanti

Professor and editor