Paavo Järvensivu:

Post Fossil Fuel Futures

Nestori Syrjälä, 'Shoe Dryer', 2013. Sculpture: Epson EH-TW3200 projector, Nike running shoes, mud
Nestori Syrjälä, 'Shoe Dryer', 2013. Sculpture: Epson EH-TW3200 projector, Nike running shoes, mud

NOVEMBER 4, 2015, 6:30pm

THE CENTER FOR HUMANITIES, THE GRADUATE CENTER

365 FIFTH AVENUE, C 201, NEW YORK, NY 10016

The global community is unanimous: societies need to rapidly transition to a post-fossil era. This means rebuilding infrastructures and practices in ways we may not yet imagine. How can we really understand what life would be without fossil fuels? How do image ecologies, or networks of images as objects in circulation, operate as a means for changing human relationships to fossil fuels? Join Paavo Järvensivu, Ashley Dawson, and artist group Not an Alternative to discuss political, economic and cultural battles and visions related to this transition, with special attention to different perspectives in the US, across Europe, and in the Global South.

The event is organized by Mobius fellow Paavo Järvensivu in collaboration with The Amie and Tony James Gallery, The Center for Humanities, The Graduate Center, The City University of New York. Co-sponsored by FCINY's Mobius Fellowship program.

Click here for Paavo Järvensivu's discussion paper, Post-fossil futures: naftological and post-Keynesian notes for politics and art.

How can we really understand what life would be without fossil fuels?

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