Eray Çaylı London School of Economics: The Aesthetics of Extractivism in Turkey’s Kurdistan.

This Monday’s lunchtime research talk works from Eray Çaylı’s current book project on the relationship between the violence of extractivism and the images of the environments—both built and natural—in which it takes place.

If extraction proper extracts wealth and labour from parts of the Earth and their often racialised inhabitants, it is enabled by the universes of meaning and systems of knowledge—not least visual ones—that constitute extractivism. Eray’s book project expounds this understanding of extractivism in light of recent visual production in/on Turkey’s Kurdistan and in conversation with recent decolonial scholarship on the aesthetics-as-politics of ecology, climate change, and the Anthropocene.

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When: Feb 22, 2021 01:00 PM London

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