Place by Design: Industry, Colony and Environmental Disobedience. Environmental Humanities Lecture

How is knowledge produced from art, pedagogy and civic engagement in the Environmental Humanities? Hanna Musiol lectures on the need to create spaces for participatory and transmedia collaborations among scholars, artists, students, designers, and community actors. 

photograph of an urban landscape with a large neonlit sign spelling "resist forest" on a building, night time
Photo: Pablo DeSoto

What are the biosocial environmental conditions under which environmental humanities work—research, art, pedagogy, civic engagement—comes into being in the academic knowledge factory, in our culture industry? What is the role of the humanities and art in the legitimization of “prospective” environmental research at the moment of Nordic high extractivism?

Using examples from NTNU ARTEC environmental art projects and initiatives—Current and Resist as Forest public interventions in the Trondheim interactive cyberpark, — Musiol will talk about the need to create models of and spaces for participatory and transmedia collaborations among scholars, artists, students, designers, and community actors. 

The lecture is hosted by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities and is open for all.

About the lecturer

Hanna Musiol is Associate Professor of English and a core member of NTNU ARTEC at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Her research interests include transnational American literature, transmedia storytelling, cultural studies, theory, and critical pedagogy, with emphasis on migration, human rights, and political ecology. She publishes frequently on literary and visual aesthetics and justice, including environmental justice.

Portrait Hanna Musiol.
Hanna Musiol. Photo: Solveig Mikkelsen

Her work has appeared in Journal of American Studies, College Literature, Journal of Labor and Society, Oil Culture, Human Rights and Literature, Discursive Framing of Human Rights, and Writing Beyond the State, and she also associate-edited Cultural Studies: An Anthology. Musiol was the creator of the (Im)Migrant Experience Initiative (IEI), a digital archive of narratives of migration and displacement at the University of Massachusetts Boston, and she has organized numerous curatorial, public humanities, and global classroom initiatives across Europe and the US (Futurescapes, Just Fiction, Spectral Landscapes, and, most recently, Mobilized Humanities, Art, Technology).

Tags: Environmental Humanities, Environment, Ecocriticism
Published Sep. 30, 2019 10:41 AM - Last modified Jan. 13, 2020 2:05 PM