From the Energy Humanities and Fossil Aesthetics projects we have coordinated in collaboration with the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia the program “Mareas y catástrofes. Encuentro de ecologías críticas”, to be held from November 16 to 19, 2022 at the museum.
The sinking of the Prestige in 2002 demonstrated that most contemporary ecological catastrophes are followed by great mobilizations of mutual aid and vindication in the places where they occur. In this four-day meeting, several researchers, artists, activists and citizens will reflect on the relationship between ecology, memory and democracy today. The program revolves around four axes: the ecological traditions from the anti-Franco struggle to the present, the memory and creativity of citizens after the sinking of the Prestige, the authoritarian threats posed by the depletion of fossil fuels, and the controversies surrounding the imaginable futures.
Access here the full program.