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petrocultures2020:transformations cfp

26-29 August 2020 Norwegian Petroleum Museum Stavanger, Norway We live in turbulent times, and the role of petroleum is at the heart of global and local political debate. Indeed, a transition to a world without oil as its primary source of fuel and energy is needed if we...

Solarity: After Oil School II

May 23-24, 2019 Canadian Centre for Architecture / Centre Canadien d’Architecture (CCA) 1920 Baile St., Montreal, QC www.cca.qc.ca Thursday 23 May 5:30 pm – Book launch – CCA Bookstore Imre Szeman, On Petrocultures (West Virginia University Press, 2019) 6:30 – 8:00 pm – Opening keynote (public) – Paul Desmarais Theatre, CCA “Harvesting Sunlight” Nicole Starosielski, Media, Culture, and...

Petrocultures 2018 Conference Recordings

The Just Powers conference write-up The Petrocultures 2018: Transitions conference took place at the University of Glasgow in August and September of 2018. The Just Powers team recorded several of the plenary panels, as well as their own presentations and workshops. These presentations and workshops include: Just Powers: Energy....

CFP: Petrocultures 2018: Transitions

An International, Multi-Disciplinary Conference on Oil Cultures and Energy Humanities University of Glasgow Glasgow, Scotland Aug 29 - Sep 1 2018 The 2016 Paris Climate Agreement heralded unprecedented international consensus on the need to transition from fossil fuels within the next few decades. The uneven responses from state, corporate, and...

Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture

Recently published by McGill Queen University Press: Petrocultures: Oil, Politics, Culture Edited by Sheena Wilson, Adam Carlson and Imre Szeman A wide-ranging interdisciplinary study of oil and energy culture. Contemporary life is founded on oil - a cheap, accessible, and rich source of energy that has shaped cities and...

Climate Realism | Media@McGill International Colloquium

  Climate Realism names the challenge of representing and conceptualizing climate in the era of climate change. Climate has traditionally referenced the weather it gathers, the mood it creates, and the settings it casts. In the era of the Anthropocene—the contemporary epoch in which geologic conditions and processes are...

Materialism and the Critique of Energy: Coming Winter 2017

A collection of original essays, Materialism and the Critique of Energy, edited by Petrocultures' own Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti, is slated for release in Winter 2017 from open access publisher MCM'. Stay updated on the release  on the publisher's website here....

Petro-Mama: Mothering in a Crude World Released!

Petro-Mama: Mothering in a Crude World, a short film inspired by a creative non-fiction piece of the same name by Sheena Wilson, explores the distress of a mother rushing her sick preschooler to the doctor against the backdrop of congested traffic in an oil refinery community   Read...

New Maternalisms Redux & Mapping the Maternal

New Maternalisms Redux &Mapping the Maternal: Art, Ethics, and the Anthropocene Please join us for a series of public events, May 12, 13, and 14, 2016! Exhibition Opening, New Maternalisms Redux, May 12, 6-9pm, FAB Gallery Film Screening, The Motherhood Archives, May 13, 4-6pm, Garneau Theater ...