Programme

Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence

#11 Climate Crisis, Planetary Justice and the Problem of the Capitalocene

With Jason Moore
Moderation: Margarita Tsomou, Maximilian Haas
Part of the event series “Burning Futures: On Ecologies of Existence

Dialogue

English / 

With the concept of the Capitalocene, Jason Moore formulates a revolutionary thesis against the discourses of the Anthropocene: it is not humans per se that are responsible for environmental destruction and global warming but rather the capitalist mode of production – that only some humans profit from. Ever since Columbus's invasion of the Americas, global extractive capitalism has been turning the planet as a resource into ‘cheap nature’ and into a global waste dump. The Capitalocene is, according to Moore, a world ecology of power, production and reproduction, carried out through the exploitation of the ‘web of life’. But this logic is reaching its natural limits. The Capitalocene – including class rule, colonialism, patriarchy and fossil-fuelled production – will not survive climate change. Can we therefore hope for a moment of epochal political possibility, for a new ‘planetary justice’? The 11th edition of “Burning Futures” will first be shown as a livestream on HAU4 and will later be released again as a podcast.  

Dates

  • Current
    Tue 26.10.2021, 20:00 / HAU4

Credits

An event series by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

Location

HAU4
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