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Vortrag, "New narratives for a non-dystopic ecological transition", im Rahmen der Ausstellung "Overground Resistance" kuratiert von Oliver Ressler.

Climate justice movements have long contributed significantly to efforts to identify and make visible the global threat posed by the environmental crisis. Acts of “overground resistance” on a massive scale have directed attention to narratives unlike those global geopolitical elites and mass media: climate “crisis” and imminent collapse as opposed to mild climate “change”; deceleration and a process of retreat as opposed to “sustainable development”.

But what are the terms of the ecological transition that we must undertake now? How might such movements act both as resistance apparatuses and propositional devices? Today, more than ever, we need initiatives that help us foster our collective imagination with the possibility of non-dystopic futures, of affective political strategies weaving resilient communities. What role can art play in this? What imaginaries can it activate?

Amanda Masha Caminals is co-director and curator of the Mutant Institute of Environmental Narratives (IMNA), the artistic laboratory for climate of Matadero Madrid. Previously she directed the CITY STATION of the Environmental Health Clinic by artist Natalie Jeremijenko at the Centre for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB). She founded the organization Translocalia, a network of artists, curators and designers to plan for the future through art, and is an advisor to the STARTS Prize program run by the European Commission. She has worked in institutions including the Institute of International Visual Arts in London and Casa Triângulo in São Paulo. She holds a BA in Humanities from Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, a degree in History of Art from the University of Barcelona and an MA Hons in Curating Contemporary Art from the Royal College of Art in London.