All have the same breath: Symposium for Political Ecology as Practice

Date / Time

March 1, 2019 - March 2, 2019

9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Day 1
Friday, March 1
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Gallery 400

Day 2
Saturday, March 2
9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Gallery 400

This symposium presents the final results of the fieldwork carried out by the participants of the project Political Ecology as Practice: A Regional Approach to the Anthropocenepresented in conjunction with All have the same breathThis project investigates the reciprocal relationship between the emergent theories of the Anthropocene, climate change, and the global environmental crisis, and how local ecological problems are experienced in various regions of the world. This conference presents the results of a multi-sited, comparative study of place-based ecological politics through a series of fieldwork initiatives in Bolivia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Turkey, and the US, led by faculty and graduate students in collaboration with artists.

Day 2 culminates in a performative workshop by Bochay Drum.

This symposium and exhibition are organized by Political Ecologies Working Group, (a.k.a. Political Ecology: Platform Chicago), an active group of faculty, graduate students, artists, and activists, and a platform of academic research, field practice, and debate on political ecology and environmental humanities. This working group has been supported by the Institute for the Humanities at UIC since 2015.

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