Wed 28 April 2021 12h30-14h00 CETrile* reading with Gabriel René Franjou
Reading A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None by Kathryn Yusoff
Hosted by Gabriel René Franjou
Tracing the color line of the Anthropocene, A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None examines how the grammar of geology is foundational to establishing the extractive economies of subjective life and the earth under colonialism and slavery. Yusoff initiates a transdisciplinary conversation between feminist black theory, geography, and the earth sciences, addressing the politics of the Anthropocene within the context of race, materiality, deep time, and the afterlives of geology.
Kathryn Yusoff is Professor of Inhuman Geography in the School of Geography at Queen Mary University of London. Her research focuses on earth sciences, black feminist theory, geophilosophy and political aesthetics in the Anthropocene. Recent publications include, A Billion Black Anthropocenes (University of Minnesota Press, 2018), a Special Issue on “Geosocial Formations”(2017) for Theory, Culture and Society and “Geologic Realism” (2019) in Social Text. She is currently finishing a book on “Geologic Life” that addresses the geologies of race under colonialism and their afterlives in the grammars of materiality in the Anthropocene.
Gabriel René Franjou, French & American cultural worker and a graduate of Brussels’ erg, works around the nature of emotion in overlapping natural and digital networks, embracing connectivity as critical practice.
No preparatory reading is required. All reading groups will happen online, we will send you the zoom link on the day of the reading group.