Tag Archives: Climate change

A Cosmopolitics of Energy

Numerous creative strategies now exist for materializing energy in order to reduce energy use. In a parallel way, social science research at turns engages with the materialities of energy as a strategy or formation that influences participation in energy use. This paper asks how specific materialities of energy are articulated across these social science and […]

Cooling Station / Kühllabor

  As part of the Regionale 12 event in Murau, Austria, Weather Permitting is taking part in “Kühllabor” / “Cooling Station: Worldwide Geoengineering and Local Weather-Making.” The event is curated by Klaus Schafler in collaboration with Christina Nägele, and runs from 25 June – 21 July 2012. Kühllabor is an arts-sciences exhibition focused on planetary […]

Arts, Sciences and Climate Change

Within climate change debates, writers and scholars have called for expanded methods for producing science, for proposing strategies for mitigation and adaptation, and for engaging with publics. Arts–sciences discourses are one area in which increasing numbers of practitioners and researchers are exploring ways in which interdisciplinarity may provide a space for reconsidering the role of […]

Climate Change and the Imagination

This review article surveys the complex terrain of the imagination as a way of understanding and exploring the manifestations of anthropogenic climate change in culture and society. Imagination here is understood as a way of seeing, sensing, thinking, and dreaming that creates the conditions for material interventions in, and political sensibilities of the world. The […]

Sink: The Dirt of Systems

Sinks are a device within environmental studies that describe spaces and processes that capture and channel wastes. This paper first explores sinks both as a cultural figure of environmental understanding, and as an important technoscientific instrument within current attempts to describe the global carbon cycle in relation to climate change. The movement of wastes to […]

Forecast Factory

Snow globes offer a window into imaginary and speculative landscapes. They present landscapes within submerged and drifting scenes that are intended to be turned upside down and unsettled. This Weather Permitting project explores how the snow globe is an ideal device for projecting and examining the new natures that emerge through the imminent environmental disturbances […]

Bipolar

  Bipolar is an interdisciplinary polar archive developed by Kathryn Yusoff in collaboration with Arts Catalyst and the British Library. Created for International Polar Year 2007-08, the collection is  published in conjunction with a symposium held at the British Library in November 2007, which brought together leading artists, scholars, scientists and thinkers to explore how […]

Bear Life

This paper discusses the keeping of polar bears in the Singapore Zoo, where they undergo a displacement from the Arctic to the tropics. In the context of this bear life, which is at once contingent upon the status of environments, and is also faced with the threat of extinction, we ask, ‘What is life?’ and […]