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EEI SEMINAR: “Artistic activism and environmental change. Introducing the CLAMOR project”, by Beatriz Rodríguez Labajos

Date: 2019-06-19

EEI SEMINAR: “Artistic activism and environmental change. Introducing the CLAMOR project”

Speaker: Beatriz Rodríguez-Labajos, ICTA-UAB researcher

Moderator: Ksenija Hanacek, ICTA-UAB researcher

Day: Wednesday, 19th 
Time: 12.30h
Room: Z/032

How do artistic and multimedia creations represent and support transformative or restorative initiatives in environmental conflicts? Attempts to theorise mediatised (environmental) conflict or critical examinations of popular culture have not reached the environmental conflicts literature, which has not systematically mapped and analysed these materials. 
CLAMOR aims at answering this question by analysing cultural artefacts used in environmental conflicts. To narrow down the action without disregarding societal and gender significance, the project focuses on conflicts over wetlands and coal, both tightly connected with waterscape production. This seminar session introduces the rationale and design of the CLAMOR project and presents advances regarding intersectionality.

In fact, an overall gap in the literature is whether (and how) gender- and age-differentiated environmental claims and/or transformative or restorative initiatives are voiced and promoted through arts and cultural expressions. This seminar session offers advances in cataloguing the types cultural artefacts activists use around the world and articulating the concept ‘gendered artistic activism’ in environmental issues. To this end, three specific objectives guide a comprehensive analysis of scientific literature, namely: a) to situate environmental concerns within artistic activism in general; b) to unfold the repertoire and foci of environmental artistic activism, and c) to examine how gender blends with artistic activism, particularly in cases of environmental conflict. Environmentalism is a growing constituent of artistic activism, albeit still subsidiary. Artistic activists give greater consideration to gender when addressing topics other than the environment. Performative and literary forms of artistic activism tend to be more gendered than image-based or audiovisual expressions. Women artists are inclined to represent the role of other women in environmental management. These insights inform a discussion on the prospects of environmental artistic activism, along with the relevance of gender in expressing, communicating and engaging with transformative politics.

Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos is a Marie Sklodowska Curie Researcher at ICTA-UAB and at the University of California, Berkeley. She is and ecological economist with research interests in environmental justice, creative activism and intersectionality, and the socioeconomic dimensions of biodiversity. She has worked in research projects about biodiversity conservation, environmental conflicts, water management and agro-ecosystems. Her field experience includes regions of Europe, Latin America and the US, and South East Asia. Currently, she coordinates the CLAMOR project (Environmental conflicts through the lens of artwork and multimedia in waterscape transformations).

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