Environmental Humanities Integrations

CoFutures

Environmental Humanities Integrations

The Environmental Humanities Integrations Working Group (EnvHumInt) focuses on climate futures and their dissemination through museum and artistic exhibitions. Its goal is to use speculation to promote positive and sustainable thinking about the future.

It is the need of the hour to be able to describe and deal with climate change not merely through scientific data, but also through imagination that can bring out the possible horrors, the rays of hope, and simply survival in a world facing climate disaster. Imaginaries of climate change futures are thus forefront in the popular imagination today.


FOCUS

The aim of this particular WP is to lead to various kinds of national and international dissemination projects, as well as to integrate the project ideas within national and international networks with environmental humanities focus. CoFUTURES partners and works with other individuals, projects, and institutions with similar goals. This work package connects with the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities, led by Dr. Ursula Münster.

PRINCIPLES

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New Genres of Hope

EnvHumInt draws inspiration from new genres such as solarpunk and hopepunk, which offer alternative utopian perspectives

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Resilience

EnvHumInt is specifically geared towards the idea of resilience, which it seeks to promote and disseminate via exhibitions

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Community Engagement

EnvHumInt is community oriented in its approach, involving people and communities in co-designing and thinking sustainable futures

TASK SETS

CoFUTURES: EXHIBITION

CoFUTURES will organize a museum exhibition in 2022 dealing with contemporary strategies in thinking through climate change, via speculative reflection, involving communities in Oslo, science fiction writers, games designers, and artists.

CoFUTURES: ANTHOLOGIES

CoFUTURES will produce two climate fiction/climate justice anthologies featuring writers from around the world. The first volume is due to be published in 2021.