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Klima #02 – Speculations and Extinction

 - Klima #02
The second issue of the transversal magazine dedicated to contemporary creation and academic research focuses on the global ecological crisis, the impact of human activity on its environment and the interdependence between the entities that make up the Earth.
We left you with a tale staging a global ecological disaster, exterminating the inhabitants of the Earth. Today this disaster is no longer a fiction, and this issue is an opportunity for us to respond to the problems inherent in the environmental crisis. 
Speaking about the environment is a vast undertaking, which can be approached in a pragmatic as well as a poetic, speculative or decolonial way. To respond to this diversity of analysis, we wish to give a voice to individuals from different backgrounds whose practices constantly converge around common issues. Researcher Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing introduces this second issue with her article on Merremia Peltata, a vine that is gradually invading and destroying forests in Southeast Asia. The magazine develops around this parasite, discreetly contaminating the contributions of the various artists and researchers. What if the human being was the image of this voracious vine? As the researcher Yasmine Benabdallah rightly said, "ecology is about the earth and about people.” We have therefore tried to explore the relationships between humans and the entities that surround them, as well as the relationships between humans. It is indeed impossible to speak of the environmental crisis without mentioning the organizations of different social groups while addressing issues of colonialism and the violence that results from them. 
Faced with the impending extinction, how can a collaborative survival process be initiated? How can we see the world beyond the Western, and human, perspective?
This issue is not intended to be a collection of bad news. And yet we know that this is an urgency. An urgency to reorganize, an urgency to recreate a world at the height of our speculations. Faced with the impending extinction, we must learn to unlearn, learn to listen to forests, stones and birds. They have so much to tell us....
Klima is an annual magazine dedicated to contemporary creation and academic research. It aims to democratize the academic world through a conversation with the world of contemporary artistic creation. Klima gives a voice to creative, singular and conscious individuals, by relating art, activism and academia.
Edited by Antonine Scali and Loucia Carlier.
Contributions by Yasmine Benabdallah, Nora Berman, Anne Bourse, Loucia Carlier, Emanuele Coccia, Ludovic Delalande, Guillaume Dénervaud, Vinciane Despret, Andreas Dobler, Matthieu Duperrex, Mimosa Échard, Lou Ferrand, Elin Gonzales, Gabriel González Acosta, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Kinke Kooi, Elise Lammer, Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Jumana Manna, Romain Noël, Josèfa Ntjam, Loup, Fernando Palma Rodríguez, Jon Rafman, Antonine Scali, Nida Sinnokrot, Gareth Smit, Viktor Timofeev, Ilaria Vinci, Shirin Yousefi, Dr. Ofelia Zepeda, Gary Zhexi Zhang, Martín Zícari.
published in December 2019
bilingual edition (English / French)
20,5 x 29 cm (softcover)
238 pages (104 color & 7 b/w ill.)
EAN : 3770012095017
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