04 - 19 April 2019

Critical and creative approaches to environmental injustice and climate change from queer-feminist and decolonial perspectives.

An interdisciplinary artistic programme responding to urgent environmental issues such as climate change, pollution, health and sustainability through an intersectional, feminist and queer lens. Taking place in East London (Tower Hamlets), the project consists of an exhibition at Mile End Art Pavilion, workshops, a residency, an outreach programme, talks, screenings, a conference and a club night. The contributions to the programme will include over 40 invited artists, speakers and collectives, as well as over 30 works selected from an open call process.

The programme spans across 7 venues and 10 partner organisations, exploring a range of current urgent topics: from ecological disasters to the figure of the ‘climate refugee’; from plastic use to the contamination of aquatic bodies and the human; from raising air toxicity to the increase of human and animal diseases; from neo-colonialist soil exploitations to indigenous land reclamations and green economies; from high-speed neo-capitalist consumption to the rising production of trash and techno-waste; from the rise of temperature and sea levels and their direct effects on the environment, with a focus on the Majority World.

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ECOFUTURES

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Ecofutures Festival Programme

01-19 April 2019

EcoFutures festival takes place in East London and brings together artists, activists and theorists from all over the world to create a platform for discussion and experimentation around urgent environmental and ecological issues such as climate change, extinction, pollution, health and sustainability through an intersectional, feminist and queer lens.
Residency: De Sousa & Neely

In Residency: Xavier de Sousa & Andre Neely

05-07 April 2019

Starting from historical effervescent political protests, Xavier De Sousa and Andre Neely's residency investigates the potential of domino-effect actions that grow out of our personal and collective awareness of the urgency of environmental activism. 
SF Transplant Workshop

SF Trans*Plant

09-13 April 2019

Quimera Rosa’s workshop will utilise bio-hacking DIY techniques to challenge binary identity principles that often separate humans from their non-human relations.
Eca Epps - Staring at the Sun

Staring at the Sun

05-14 April 2019

Artists in this international group exhibition produce lived and speculative alternatives to the ongoing ecological and environmental destruction under techno-global-capitalism.
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DEEP TRASH Eco Trash

Friday 19 April 2019

Deep Trash Eco Trash delves into our present day ecological dystopia to explore alternative futures for our planet and all the diverse creatures within it.
Raisa Kabir Workshop

Weaving Local Voices

Workshop sessions led by Raisa Kabir explore how weaving can respond to the ways women’s labour is exploited in the textile industries.
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Water Makes Us Wet

11 April 2019

With a poetic blend of curiosity, humor, sensuality and concern, this film chronicles the pleasures and politics of H2O from an ecosexual perspective.

Mother The Verb: Workshop

Sunday 07 April 2019

Rooted in queer and indigenous/of colour worldviews, this 2-part workshop offers the space for participants to complicate the concept of motherhood in relation to our environment. 

Mother The Verb

Friday 05 April 2019

Fusing dance, storytelling and audiovisual projections, Mother The Verb is a performance with an air of ritual enacted from queer, trans and indigenous/of colour perspectives.
Nadja Verena Marcin, ophelia

Queer-feminist Ecocriticism in Live Art & Visual Cultures

Saturday 13 April 2019

A one-day international conference bringing together artists, theorists and activists to cover topics ranging from non-human ethics to ecosexuality. Invited guests include Gaia Giuliani, João Florencio and Silvia Federici. Artworks by Wangechi Mutu, Adelita Husni-Bey and Beth Stephens & Annie Sprinkle will be screened for this occasion.

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