We are launching an online book club accompanying our Entanglements lecture series. With low-key and accessible meetings, we hope to bring some intellectual companionship to these challenging times.


On the occasion of their solo exhibition at 1646 in Rotterdam, artist and filmmaker Pedro Neves Marques will screen their work “YWY, the Android”, followed by a lecture and Q&A. In the video, set in a present-future, YWY, an indigenous android, talks with a GMO corn crop in the agricultural interior of Brazil.

ENTANGLEMENTS: Rosemary Joyce on Nuclear Landscapes

The global nuclear industry has for decades used sites like Stonehenge to justify designs for long-term markers to be placed over nuclear waste repositories to ensure they are not violated in distant, imagined futures. Alternative proposals propose a variety of aesthetic installations as alternative ways of marking the contaminated landscapes under construction. Moving back and forth between the proposals rooted in cultural heritage thinking, and those aligned with art worlds, this talk questions how both imagine human intentions as singularly effective in structuring place over spans of thousands of years.

ENTANGLEMENTS: Cara Daggett on Petro-masculinity

Far-right movements are on the rise worldwide, and many have embraced both misogynistic and anti-climate action positions. While these resentments are often treated separately, in this webinar, Cara Daggett will discuss their interconnections through the concept of petro-masculinity.

Registration open: life stream conference ‘Cultural perceptions of Safety’

This two-day conference will bring together scholars from eight different countries and various humanities disciplines to pursue fluctuations in conceptualizations, expressions and feelings of safety over time as well as in cultures of surveillance and safety practices. Speakers will address a variety of topics, ranging from narratives and visual discourses of (un)safety, to representations and imaginations of places and spaces of safety and regulations to ensure safety.

CfP: Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability: Policy Solutions for the Climate Emergency – International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability (online)

The 17th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability invites submissions. It will will take place on 24-26 February 2021. This year’s special focus will be on Accelerating the Transition to Sustainability: Policy Solutions for the Climate Emergency.  Plenary speakers: Diederik Samsom, Marjan Minnesma, Christian Felber and Ilona Otto.  For those that are interested... Continue Reading →

Climate fiction: online event

EHC Board member Kristine Steenbergh will take part in an online event on climate fiction at SPUI25, organized with de Nederlandse Boekengids and Armada on 5 November (20-21.30hrs). The event is in Dutch.

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