After Party

Is climate change (only) meteorological? - Video documentation

A keynote with Cate Sandilands and May-Britt Öhman, moderated by Astrida Neimanis

By The Community Garden Keynotes

This is a video documentation of the keynote from Feb 10, 2022 that was part of the Community Garden Festival program.

Feminist, queer, anticolonial and antiracist scholars and activists have variously argued that environmental change is not only - or even primarily - about climatological facts, but about social and cultural ones. Given the intersection of the crises we currently face, how should we understand a term like “environment” today?


Cate Sandilands is Professor of Environmental Arts and Justice in the Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change at York University (Toronto). She is working on two book projects: Plantasmagoria: Botanical Encounters in the (M)Anthropocene, a monograph tracing our biopolitical entwinements with specific plants and vegetal practices; and Dear Jane Rule, a collection of short stories tracing the historical and ongoing importance of Rule's writing. More info here.

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.

May-Britt Öhman is Associate Professor in Environmental History, PhD in History of Technology, Lule and Forest Sámi of Lule River/Julevädno. She leads the supradisciplinary research group “Dálkke: Indigenous Climate Change Studies”, funded within the Swedish National Research Program on Climate Change at the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies on Racism, CEMFOR, Uppsala University, and is guest associate professor at the division of History, Luleå University of Technology, LTU. More info here and here.



FEBRUARY 7–11 • 2022


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