Climate Peace

Talk: John Palmesino (Territorial Agency)

After the Cold War: Warm War. How to think through the anxieties of the deep upheavals of the world system and the Earth System? How to imagine new territories of cohabitation when the land is shaken under our feet? How to imagine a space where to be human amidst climate chaos and rapid oscillations of our world?

Climate Peace is a way of thinking the current challenges of cohabitation with the Technosphere, away from the unification and globalisation of nature, and away from the equivalence of the modern juridical spaces of the international. The upheaval of the Anthropocene, its intrusion into contemporary life is where we start: the project is to articulate what it means to form a polity without an overarching scheme, what it means to link it to spaces in deep and rapid transformation.

Today, the world is moved by the Earth: Climate Peace is a project to invent new spaces for public diplomacy, engaging the new territories of the intensified Earth processes wrought by the rise of technology of planetary magnitude. It is the alarms and the urgency that make the project of dealing with climate chaos one of peace: not because nature would pacify, as it was conceptualised during the long stability of the Holocene, but because we no longer know the grounds where we stand, and we need to rethink them together.

Admission free, in English, without translation