Creative Activism and Eco-Politics across Boundaries

Art of Environmental Justice in an Expanded Field: A Symposium on Creative Activism and Eco-Politics across Boundaries

Princeton Environmental Institute
13 April 2017

Subhankar Banerjee, Caribou Migration
Subhankar Banerjee, Caribou Migration

This symposium brings together leading international contemporary artists who engage problems of environmental justice in expansive ways. The purpose: to highlight the critical power of visual art to reimagine the politics of ecology across various boundaries—not just national borders but also socioeconomic classes, identities, disciplines, species, and media. Speakers will discuss creative projects that demonstrate the far-reaching capacity of visual art to interpret urgent ecological issues and problems of environmental inequality for a broad public.

Ravi Agarwal, New Delhi-based artist, environmental activist, writer, and curator
Amy Balkin, San Francisco-based interdisciplinary artist engaging ecology and the public sphere
Sammy Baloji, mixed media artist based in Democratic Republic of Congo, examining colonial ecologies
Subhankar Banerjee, photographer and environmental activist, professor of art, University of New Mexico
Steve Kurtz, founder of tactical art-technology collective Critical Art Ensemble
Teddy Cruz, architect and professor of public culture, urbanism, and visual arts, and Fonna Forman, professor of political science, UC San Diego
Edgar Heap of Birds, multimedia artist focused on Native land and sovereignty
Lucy + Jorge Orta, Paris-based collaborative multimedia artists and eco-activists

For more information contact Alan C. Braddock, Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor of Environment and Humanities, Princeton University.