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Critical Environments: Visual Cultures Public Programme Spring Term 2015

Roberdeau, Wood and Turner, Lynn. 2015. 'Critical Environments: Visual Cultures Public Programme Spring Term 2015'. In: Critical Environments: Visual Cultures Public Programme Spring Term 2015. Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom January-March 2015. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract or Description

'Critical Environments' names several senses. If the (Greek) 'krinein' is to sift and 'kritikos' is the ability to discern, then we are faced with the work of interpretation. Yet, if we turn to the Latin 'criticare', then those environments are diagnosed as gravely ill. We know that what we call the 'environment' is indeed in a state of crisis -- acidification renders the oceans increasingly inhospitable to life; deforestation threatens both local ecologies and global climate maintenance; the appetite for meat eats up land as well as nonhuman life. Many of us choose not to know this, or perhaps maintain the fetishistic logic of knowing that comes with simultaneous disavowal. Corporate interests ranging across agriculture, pharmaceuticals, fossil fuels, and the super-saturation of all forms of media hamper the work of interpretation and the possibility of agency and intervention.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Other)

Keywords:

visual culture, anthropocene, ecology, environment

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
2014Accepted
15 January 2015Published

Event Location:

Goldsmiths, University of London, United Kingdom

Date range:

January-March 2015

Item ID:

26395

Date Deposited:

05 Jun 2019 11:16

Last Modified:

05 Jun 2019 11:16

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/26395

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