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Call for papers: International Conference “Territories that Matter. Gender, Art and Ecology”


The aim of this conference is to explore the intersections between contemporary art, gender issues, and political ecology. Since the 1960s, influenced by Second-Wave Feminism and ecofeminist theories, a great number of artists, specially women artists, have sought to trascend the traditional identification of women with the earth in order to consider, from a larger perspective, the complex interactions between gender politics and environmental issues.

You are cordially invited to offer a paper or panel. Proposals for individual papers as well as panels on specific themes (max. four papers per panel) are encouraged. Any proposed panel should be organised by one convenor who will be responsible for inviting the speakers and chairing the session.

The possible themes might include, but are not limited to:
– Women artists in Land Art
– Spirituality, art and nature
– Ecofeminism and art practice
– Queer ecologies
– Feminism, art and global warming
– The care economy and sustainable economy
– Post-colonial approaches on art, gender and ecology
– Biodiversity, art and invention
– Dialogue between art and science
– Non-human animals in the art
– Anti-speciesism, feminism and art practice
– Art and environmental ethics
– Art education and environment
– New art organizations: platforms, labs and art centers focusing on art and ecology
– Art and littering
– Post-landscape visions

Deadline 15 July 2018

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and the Huesca Convention Center
Facebook: @arts.ecology
Twitter: @artdotearth

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