Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Posted by on May 6, 2016
Cultures of Energy 5 – A Synopsis

Maureen Haver and Blake Earle also contributed to this post. CENHS was delighted to host the fifth annual Cultures of Energy symposium April 21st to 23rd, with speakers travelling from across United States and Canada, from the UK, and from Sweden. The disciplines and vocations represented this year were history, English, media studies, climate science, […]

CFP: Aesthetics of the Energy Landscape

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015
CFP: Aesthetics of the Energy Landscape

CALL FOR PAPERS: AESTHETICS OF THE ENERGY LANDSCAPE 27-28 May 2016 in Luleå, SwedenEnergy technologies such as hydropower plants not only function as ways to harness resources and the power of nature – they also create cultural meaning. Where technology and the environment meet, for example in a dam built to tap into the power of […]

Maureen Haver on ‘Aeolian Politics’

Posted by on Dec 13, 2015
Maureen Haver on ‘Aeolian Politics’

Aeolian Politics, Emmanuel Gallery, Denver, Colorado. Photo credit: Ethnographic Terminalia   Aeolian Politics: Review and Reflections   Viento, bi, wind The north wind whips through, in the streets papers and leaves are chased with resentment. Houses moan, dogs curl into balls. There is something in the afternoon’s finger, a catfish spine, a rusty nail.   Who […]

Breakdown Break Down: Culture Carrying Us into a Post-Oil World

Posted by on May 20, 2015
Breakdown Break Down: Culture Carrying Us into a Post-Oil World

Image Credit: Edward Burtynsky Breakdown Break Down is a new artist collective devoted to developing post-oil culture. Their account of petrosubjectivity is especially worth a look. “How do we individually and collectively de-industrialize our sense of self and place? “Breakdown Break Down is a long term effort to organize cultural workers, artists, activists, and those interested in […]

Brenda Hillman: Poetry Reading and Conversation, February 12th and 13th

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015
Brenda Hillman: Poetry Reading and Conversation, February 12th and 13th

Lecture: Thursday, February 12th at 5:30 pm, Rice University Chapel Conversation: Friday, February 13th at 4pm, Herring Hall 100, Rice University CENHS and the Energy Arts Cluster are excited to welcome poet Brenda Hillman to Rice. Hillman is one of the most acclaimed environmental poets in the United States. Her work engages a wide range […]