"Neo-extractivism is a privileged window to read the multiple crises that contemporary societies are going through"
"Neo-extractivism is a privileged window to read the multiple crises that contemporary societies are going through because it is at the core of contemporary accumulation. This is related to the increase in the social metabolism of capital, which demands more raw materials and extreme energies for its reproduction. The consequences are more pressures on natural resources and territories."
"If we talk about the connection between Social Justice and Environmental Justice, we must put on the agenda the issue of the Ecological Debt, which in its multiple dimensions marks the asymmetries between North and South.
The historical use of environmental space by rich countries, the unequal distribution of environmental conflicts, the relationship between external debt and ecological debt, and, finally, the obligation to pay the External Debt leads to the depredation of nature and greater extractivism, increases the Ecological Debt and makes the countries of the South have little chance of thinking about ecosocial transition."
Maristella Svampa, Sociologist and writer, Bariloche, Argentina.
The CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference was held on November 5-7, 2021, hosted as initially planned by the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz and the NOMUS New Art Museum/ Branch of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.
During the three days of discussions, the conference focused on the two interconnected current crises of Xenophobia and Climate Change, and the sometimes hidden or unexplored connections between the two.
Keynote speakers and relevant case-study presentations showed how institutions, artists, and thinkers working together can provide practical laboratories concerning these emerging issues and offer methodological tools to combat discriminatory and nationalistic tendencies in an increasingly divisive and divided world.
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