In the first proposal for the Seed Box research, written in 2014, we noted the dangers and inadequacies of “apocalyptic framing” in research and writing on climate change. As the ‘safe operating space for humanity’ seems to be shrinking faster than earlier predictions, how should we orient ourselves to ideas of apocalypse – or similar framings of disaster, catastrophe, emergency – now?
Max Boykoff - is a Professor in the Environmental Studies Program (where he now serves as Chair). Max is also a Fellow in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
Astrida Neimanis is Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Feminist Environmental Humanities at UBC Okanagan, on unceded Syilx territories in Kelowna, BC, Okanagan. With a keen interest in community-building within and beyond academia, she has been involved with the Seed Box since 2015. Teaching and researching at the intersection of intersectional feminist theory and practice, and environmental change, she is particularly interested in water, weather, and bodies. She is author of Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (Bloomsbury 2017). Since 2015, she has been co-facilitating (with Jennifer Mae Hamilton) of the (now) international reading group COMPOSTING feminisms & environmental humanities. www.compostingfeminisms.com