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(Un)imaginable Futures: addressing environmental injustice through co-creative ethnographic methods. 
Convenors:
Nicola Mai (University of Leicester)
Johannes Sjöberg (University of Manchester)
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Format :
Panel
Sessions:
Friday 10 March, -
Time zone: Europe/London

Short Abstract:

This panel invites contributions from scholars, artists, activists and other practitioners making local and global attempts to respond to the challenges produced by climate change visible and imaginable by adopting ethnographic and co-creative approaches.

Long Abstract:

The imagination of environmentally sustainable futures has become obfuscated by the tangible onset of climate change and its devastating effects, while efforts to contain it keep being thwarted by the toxic imperatives of fossil fuel neoliberalism.

Marginalised communities in low-emitting countries in the Global South, as well as in peripheral areas of the polluting Global North are being disproportionally affected by environmentally-related forms of violence, exclusion and harm building on existing and emerging inequalities.

Mainstream media representation saturated with images relaying the catastrophic impact of climate change on local communities risks engendering a sense of compassion fatigue, impotence, denial and fatalism, which further contributes to making environmentally sustainable futures increasingly unimaginable.

Voices, perspectives and experiences of people directly concerned with the imagination and enactment of sustainable futures are needed to inform global and local theorisations, policies and interventions addressing the consequences of climate change and environmental crime and harms on their lives and rights.

This panel invites contributions from scholars, artists, activists and other practitioners making local and global attempts to respond to the challenges produced by climate change visible and imaginable by adopting ethnographic and co-creative approaches.

In addition to standard papers the panel will also facilitate presentations of photo, video and audio clips as well as live presentations engaging with (un)imaginable futures. We particularly welcome contributions adopting an innovative 'sensory' epistemological approach to confront and address environmental crimes, harms, and injustices by developing 'new languages and sensibilities: textual, non-textual, sonic, and cinematic' (Redmon 2018)

Accepted papers:

Session 1 Friday 10 March, 2023, -
Panel Video visible to paid-up delegates