Mark Bould & Harry Josephine Giles
How does environmental collapse shape the stories we create, the wild adventures and most creative spaces we imagine? One possible answer might be: in every way imaginable.
Very often, fiction's engagement with climate catastrophe and environmental collapse has been siloed and given restrictive labels (science fiction, or more recently: cli-fi) but there are, and have long been, writers who expand such narrow definitions of what it means to be open to a volatile, changing world, in terms of belonging, language, kin-making and ways of being.
In this panel, Mark Bould, author of The Anthropocene Unconscious, and Harry Josephine Giles, poet and author of Deep Wheel Orcadia discuss the ways in which climate change shapes our imaginary spaces, past, present and future, and the very way we see and re-imagine ourselves.
The panel is chaired by Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, climate justice activist and writer-in-residence at Wasafiri magazine.
*The 'book & ticket' book for this event is: Anthropocene Unconscious*
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