The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London13. Dec - 13. Dec 12 / ended The Mosaic Rooms
The Mosaic Rooms will host an evening with James Marriott and Mika Minio-Paluello to celebrate the launch of The Oil Road on:
Thursday 13 December, 7pm
The stupendous resource of Azerbaijani crude has long inspired dreams of a world remade. From the revolutionary Futurism of the capital city, Baku, in the 1920s to the unblinking Capitalism of modern London, the drive to control the region’s oil reserves – and hence people and events – has shattered environments and shaped societies.
In The Oil Road, the human scale of village life in the Caucasus Mountains and the plains of Anatolia is suddenly, and sometimes fatally, confronted by the almost ungraspable scale of the oil corporation BP. Pipelines and tanker routes tie the fraying social democracies of Italy, Austria and Germany to the repressive regimes of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. A web of financial and political institutions in London stitches together the lives of metropolis and village.
Building on a decade of study with Platform, Marriott and Minio-Paluello guide us through a previously obscured landscape of energy production and consumption, resistance and profit that has marked Europe for over a century.
The authors are part of Platform, a London-based arts, human rights and environmental justice organization that has pioneered diverse and far reaching responses to issues of international importance for more than 25 years.
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