Weathering Report #12: weathering “in the wake”

Date and Location

Senate House, University of London

Wednesday October 24 2018

Atmospheric Conditions 

Sunny and warm enough to eat lunch together outside, prior to the workshop!

Forecast

From the feminist review blog:

In conjunction with the publication of the journal Feminist Review on ‘Environment’, we are pleased to co-host a workshop with the Centre for Feminist Research (Goldsmiths) on the theme of environmental humanities and feminism with Astrida Neimanis* at Senate House (University of London) on Wednesday 24th October 2018, 2-5pm.

The workshop will explicitly take up the concept of “weathering” as it has developed most recently in the work of US feminists of colour. We will work with it as a method of bodily engagement with climate change. Through discussion, writing, reflection, and interactive exercises, we will examine how we might think of  weathering as a complex entangling of ecological, social, and political worlds that has uneven effects. We invite applications from postgraduate students, early career scholars, activists and artists who are interested in examining and experimenting with the uses of weathering.

Please send a short statement (250-300 words) outlining your areas of work and how it would benefit from participation in the workshop to Astrida at astrida.neimanis@sydney.edu.au by 1 October 2018. Participants will be asked to read “Weathering” (Neimanis and Hamilton, feminist review 118 [2018]: 80-84) as advance preparation.

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(How will you weather in the wake?)

 

Satellite Images

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Overheard 

Live Readings: 

All participants are asked to read Neimanis and Hamilton, “Weathering” feminist review 2018.

ADDITIONAL / OPTIONAL READING: Other related pieces you might wish to look at include:

–          Christina Sharpe “The Weather” (Chap 4 from In the Wake)

–          Any of the texts written by Arline Geronimus on the “weathering hypothesis” in the context of public health research that demonstrates “that the health of African-American women may begin to deteriorate in early adulthood as a physical consequence of cumulative socioeconomic disadvantage”

(E.g. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1467758) (NB: I was only recently made aware of this important work through Yasmin Gunaratnam, who passed on the observation that the original cfp for this workshop did not acknowledge these important contributions on weathering from black feminist contexts. I am eager to explore this more.)

–          Neimanis and Walker, “Weathering: Climate Change and the Thick Time of Transcorporeality”Hypatia, 2014.

 

 

 

 

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