Join us in reading Dipesh Chakrabarty’s The Climate of History in a Planetary Age and discuss the challenges that the Anthropocene raises for how we understand humans and their planetary situation. What’s the difference between the planet and the globe? How does climate change force us to rethink human agency, and what does it mean to get a planetary orientation to the conflicts that climate change brings with it?
The Slow Reading Group is an informal space for collectively reading meaningful texts that open out the ideas and themes from our research-based events at Nottingham Contemporary and the Three Ecologies Research Group at the University of Nottingham. Informed by Félix Guattari’s notion of the Three Ecologies - the idea that our environmental crisis relates to our contemporary capitalism - and by theories of decolonisation and intersectionality, the reading group invites you to plot connections between these fields, combining academic and everyday approaches to research.