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13/13 Seminar Series, Abolition

dateMarch 11, 2021 timeThursday, 6:15pm EST locationVirtual Event
  • The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities
  • Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought
  • Free and open to the public
  • Registration required. See details.
Oil well in B&W

“Oil abolition implies social transformation—a systemic change toward collective freedom,” Reinhold Martin writes. In this seminar, we will explore the relation between fossil fuels and social inequality, and focus on efforts, like the Green New Deal, to abolish oil dependency.

Professors Alyssa Battistoni, Daniela Gandorfer, Reinhold Martin and Bernard E. Harcourt read and discuss “Abolish Oil” by Reinhold Martin, Down to Earth: Politics in the New Climatic Regime by Bruno Latour, “Où suis-je?” — Leçons du confinement à l’usage des terrestres (Chapter 1), new book (in French, 2021) by Bruno Latour, and “Gas Guzzling Gaia, or: A Prehistory of Climate Change Denialism” by Leah Aronowsky (SOF Fellow)

More information here.