“Class, culture and climate: cultural imaginaries and fossil modernity”. Fifth session of the permanent seminar “Images (of art) and political ecology”.

On the occasion of the publication of the book Cultura fósil. Arte, cultura y política entre la Revolución industrial y el calentamiento global (Akal: Madrid, 2023), this seminar look at culture (understood in its multiple senses: as a cultural sphere, as a cultural industry, as popular culture, as a way of life, etc.) during fossil modernity. Based on different images and reflections, the seminar propose both an analytical approach to the relationship between class, culture and climate, and some aesthetic and political proposals to promote the decarbonisation of our cultural imaginaries.

The background reading for the seminar can be found here: Cultura fósil.

You can listen to the audio of the seminar here:

The seminar will take place on 28 September 2023 at 10am at the Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales del CSIC (c/ Albasanz, 26, Madrid, room to be determined). Those wishing to attend should register using this contact form.

Jaime Vindel is a Ramón y Cajal researcher at the Institute of History of the CSIC.