North-South Climate Futures
We are all looking at a probable future deeply marked by climate change. A new key faultline will likely divide humanity into the ‘climate priveleged’ and the ‘climate precariat’. How is this gulf reflected in cultural texts? How are climate grief, fury, alterity, hope, injustices and resistances negotiated creatively in divergent sites of cultural production?
The planetary challenges of our time are being gazed upon through permeable cultural prisms, always already historically situated. What we see through our prisms affects our imaginaries of the future, which has tangible effects on the presents we are continually building. We need to further understand how (g)local cultures frame these “wicked problems”, in order to better comprehend action (or lack thereof) in the present.