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Environmental Insecurities

March 28, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

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How do forms of militarization and their related political technologies control human environments in implicit and explicit ways? How does the environmental movement and its concerns shape global governance? We will look at the Architecture Machine Group at MIT, the exhibition Software held at The Jewish Museum in 1970, and the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment—aka the Stockholm Conference—as keys to understanding “environmentality,” wherein techno-scientific expertise and environmental concerns play into the service of biopolitical form of global governance—of populations, of resources, of “nature”—in the name of economic and territorial security. Join scholars, architects, writes and curators Felicity D. Scott, Keller Easterling, and Mark Wasiuta for this important and timely discussion. The conversation will be moderated by Chelsea Haines, Presidential Research Fellow, The Center for the Humanities.

More information about this event is available on our website: http://www.centerforthehumanities.org/programming/environmental-insecurities

Cosponsored by Zone Books, The Center for Humanities, and Verso Books

Image: Police presence at United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, Stockholm, 1972 (photo: Bjorn Gustafsson). Image courtesy of Zone Books.


March 28, 2017
6:30 pm
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The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave
New York, New York 10016

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