Thursday, 29 June
The Emergence Network, a queer organization of curators across the globe, often resists definition. For now, I’d refer to it as an earth-wide, soil-deep commonwealth of tricksters and edge-walkers that are committed to the art of queering traditional activisms and contemporary patterns of responding to crisis, while opening up new spaces of power in partnership with the nonhuman planet. At the heart of our work is the question: what if the way we respond to crisis is part of the crisis? In this talk, I explain how particular onto-epistemological shifts in our understanding of our place in the world, a different notion of causation, and the agency of the nonhuman, is creating potential for new kinds of actions today. And why, in these times of urgency, we ought to slow down.