ISBN Number : 978-93-5980-372-2
112 pages with insert pages additional
Limited edition of 500
Artwork by Ravi Agarwal and Janet Laurence
Poetry by David G. Brooks
The texts, ideas, instructions, and art projects gathered in this book reflect on our relationship with the earth and the lessons we can derive from it. The contributions not only urge us to respond to the pressing issue of climate emergency, but also remind of certain neglected or unlearned ways in which we can engage in dialogue with the earth. What they have in common is the question of how we can shape a more ecological and just future.
‘Waste Work’ documents a long-term project about waste, work and survival in the city of Mumbai which uses arts-based methods to establish an experimental learning space and innovation lab in Dharavi.
Landfills – Non-place of the Anthropocene (Climates. Habitats. Environments., ed. Ute Meta Bauer, MIT Press, 2022) — by Ravi Agarwal
Contribution to “Climate, Habitat, Environments” – Ute Meta Bauer (ed), NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Singapore, and The MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England, 2022.
Short summary: Artists and writers go beyond disciplinary boundaries and linear histories to address the fight for environmental justice, uniting the Asia-Pacific vantage point with international discourse.
This volume outlines the specific conditions and responses to climate change in India. It discusses various aspects of the planetary crisis that have acquired widespread global urgency: global warming induced by anthropogenic emissions, largely owing to the fossil fuel-based economic growth model; severe environmental decline; and the catastrophic consequences that threaten the very foundations of modern life, which has been based on using nature as a ‘resource’ instead of as an ecosystem in which human life exists.