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Worlding Ecologies

Art, Science and Activism Towards Climate Justice

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  • Forthcoming: expected June 2024. You can pre-order this book in our webshop. Once the book is ready, we will dispatch your order.
  • climate justice for all!
  • addresses urgent topics in our common challenge to save our living environment
  • with many different views on how art, science and activism can interact in finding new perspectives

Authors: Ursula Biemann, Federica Bueti, Eva Burgering, T.J. Demos, Jeff Diamanti, Lisa Doeland, Taru Elfving, Christopher F. Julien, Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Zoénie Liwen Deng, Michael Marder, Chus Martinéz, Victoria McKenzie, Margarida Mendes, Vincent Normand, Filipa Ramos, Jessica Ulrich, Stephanie Wakefield

Editors: Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk, Eva Burgering

Partner: RADIUS, center for contemporary art and ecology

Design: Wibke Bramesfeld

June 2024, Valiz in collaboration with RADIUS, center for contemporary art and ecology | supported by Mondriaan Fund, M.A.O.C. Gravin van Bylandt Stichting | pb | 240 pp. | 24 x 17 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-94-93246-34-8 | € 27,50

Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk (1988, NL) works as director and curator at RADIUS, center for art and ecology located in Delft, which he founded in 2021. Lekkerkerk published The Standard Book of Noun-Verb Exhibition Grammar (Onomatopee, 2018) and Bestiary of Corona Animals (Onomatopee, 2020).

Eva Burgering is head of production and publications at RADIUS.

RADIUS is a center for contemporary art and ecology in Delft (NL). RADIUS works collaboratively with artists and other stakeholders to tell the urgent and necessary story of climate and systems change by means of art. RADIUS does so through a continuous program, consisting of exhibitions, public and educational programs.

How can art, science and institutional practices counteract the negative consequences of climate and ecological breakdown? How can these practices and ideas advance systemic change? Worlding Ecologies serves as an anthology of examples and wayward navigational tool, assembling eighteen authors exploring this question from their diverse backgrounds––as scientists, artists, philosophers, activists, theorists and curators––to rigorously approach urgent ecological challenges, including climate breakdown, pollution, biodiversity loss, environmental and social justice.

This book emphasizes the fundamental role of art as a vehicle and support structure for intersectional ecological thought. Whilst navigating imagination, worlding-possibility, science fact, social justice and climate action, the book prompts a fundamental role for art to create the blueprints for regenerative and sustainable more-than-human worlds. Structured alongside three sections––Science and Climate TruthActivism and Climate Justice and Social Justice in Institutional Ecosystems––Worlding Ecologies moves from fieldwork-taking to patchwork-making, unifying the arts with science, politics and ecology into a field of synthetic thought and commitment.