TOWARDS A FRAMEWORK FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE

DATE:
Sep 23, 2023, 17:00-18:00
LOCATION:
Plymouth
RESEARCH STRANDS:
Climate Justice / Decolonisation / Education / Heritage / Water / Borders / Displacement / Repair / Freedom / Journey
FORMATS:
Talk
NETWORKS:
Open City
PARTNERS:
KARST

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Towards A Framework for Environmental Justice is a conference held at The Box on 24 November 2023, where Radical Ecology, The Box, UCL Sarah Parker Remond Centre for the Study of Racism and Racialisation, DCRS and Choose Love convene representatives from leading cultural institutions alongside renowned thinkers, artists and activists to ask how decolonial approaches to our collections and curricula might drive values of inclusion, innovation and confidence across our civic spaces.

The gathering reflects the ongoing work of the Black Atlantic Innovation Network and takes place against the backdrop of conversations across Plymouth exploring the city’s history as a centre for maritime expansion and now as a centre for the dispersal of refugees and asylum seekers in an age of escalating climate breakdown and forced migration, themes that run through Radical Ecology’s exhibition at KARST, Against Apartheid (28 September to 2 December 2023), as through an ongoing season of decolonial art and public programming, Open City, that culminates, over 25-6 November, in the Black Atlantic Weekend at KARST and the Market Hall in Devonport where speakers including Francoise Verges and Paul Gilroy, and performers including Angeline Morrison will support a celebration of 30 years since the publication of Paul Gilroy’s seminal decolonial text, The Black Atlantic.

Speakers include: Françoise Vergès, Rodney Harrison, Kedisha Coakley and Tsitsi Chirikure, Tim Lenton, TJ Demos, Khaled Jarrar and Lorenzo Pezzani, Alex Vessis, Hassan Akkad, Tariq Jazeel, Terra Glowach, Joe Lyward and Tanisha Hicks-Beresford.