This is the messy book shelf for the Capitalism, Colonialism and Climate Change (CCCC) study group. More references can be found at the Discussion Page and the RIA Facebook Page
AGO and NGC will present a large exhibition on the theme of Climate Change in 2018/19:
November 20 – 2017
“As long as the “former” West continues to promote the idea of technological and economic progress based on combustible resources and extractive labor from the Global South, the same old colonial capitalist drive that organized the transatlantic slave trade will continue to run rampant.”
– Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez – For Slow Institutions. e-flux Journal #85, October 2017
Nov. 14 – 2017. Michele Provost writes: Hans Ulrich Obrist lists a number of artists who had gotten involved in direct political actions which, in my sense, bypass the risks of being heavy-handed, patronizing, intrusive or indelicate to potential participants. In either case, I am nor overly optimistic about the impact of such actions, but this seems to me like a more respectful approach than what I’ve been witnessing lately.
Enjoy! (or cringe)
Just thought I’d share.
‘It’s such a powerful time not to be silent’: See how art can be a weapon on Interrupt This Program
The new season premieres October 13th in Mexico City followed by Nairobi, Jakarta, Chicago, Karachi and Warsaw
CBC podcast: “This is not going to end well.” Interview with Barbara Kingsolver on her new novel Flight Behaviour, a parable for climate change.
07/10/2017 – Dawn Dale sent this link to “How Capitalism Exploits Us (And What We Can Do About It)
Read about many socially and politically engaged art groups and projects all over the world:
05/10/2017 – Kathy Bergquist suggests this book that is available at the Library:
05/10/2017 –cj fleury writes:
Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond which I am reading now.
Judith Parker sends this link with a trailer to Al Gore’s newest film on climate change: An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, Review and trailer: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/aug/20/an-inconvenient-sequel-truth-to-power-review-al-gore
-Naomi Klein: This Changes Everything; Capitalism Versus the Climate. New York: Simon and Shuster 2014)
Raoul Martinez : Creating Freedom, Power, Control and the Fight for our Future. (New York:Penguin Randomhouse 2017 (Thanks Dawn)
-Thomas Piketty: Capital in the Twenty-First Century, Translated by Arthur Goldhammer. Cambridge MA/London, England: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2014
Wait for the movie? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_in_the_Twenty-First_Century
-Thomas Piketty: Why save the bankers? : and other essays on our economic and political
crisis / translated from the French and annotated by Seth Ackerman. (Available at the Ottawa Public Library)
-Saskia Sassen Expulsion Brutality and Complexity in the Global Economy. Harvard MA: Harvard University Press 2014
-Manfred B. Steger & Ravi K. Roy: Neoliberalism, A Very Short Introduction Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010
Many of Dawn’s finds are posted on the RIA facebook page