Almanac For The Beyond (warning: this is not a forecast....)

September 12, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Mānoa Campus, KUY 410 Add to Calendar

As the kia'i (protectors) of Mauna Kea continue on, we need more honest conversations at UHM about the histories, practices, and purposes of science. When does it enable relationship, connection, and sustainment? When and how does it become extractive and otherwise instrumentalized? Jaimey Hamilton Faris and Marika Emi will introduce these questions along with The Almanac for the Beyond, an edited volume of experimental eco-criticism published by Tropic Editions in 2019. A twist on the almanac tradition, this collection of essays, graphs, poems, art works, miscellaneous references, and more critiques the limits of the extractive and petroculture imagination and builds capacity to perceive and attend to contemporary environmental and societal change. Jaimey Hamilton Faris is Associate Professor of Critical Theory and Contemporary Art History at the University of Hawai’i? at M?noa and writes about new visual approaches to global systems, infrastructures and ecologies. She’s written articles for Art Journal, October, Art Margins and more. Her first book Uncommon Goods (2013), explores artistic responses to neo-liberal trade. Her current book project, Liquid Archives, Liquid Futures: Representing Climate Change in Transition Times, explores new approaches to representing climate change and climate justice in contemporary art. She is the editor of Almanac for the Beyond. Marika Emi is artist, designer and founding publisher of Tropic Editions, a 501(c)(3) non-profit publishing imprint based in Honolulu, Hawai?i that produces artists’ books and related publications imbued with a sense of place. By activating the climatic framework of the tropics to challenge the assumptions of Western geopolitical hierarchy, the imprint hopes to contribute to an existing global discourse on tropicality, postcolonialism, and creative production in the tropics.

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