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Talk: Speculative Energy Futures at Petrocultures

Featuring members of the Just Powers team at the University of Alberta, this panel will address the impact and importance of de-colonial feminist theory and practice for thinking through alternatives to petrocapitalism. Just Powers— funded by the Future Energy Systems Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), the Francophone Secretariat of Alberta, and the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)—involves thirty researchers from across Canada, at every level of the academy, from undergraduate researchers to full professors, from the arts and humanities to engineering and science, as well as Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members, government and policy makers. Just as our current society – this petroculture that we live in – has been shaped by oil, so too will our futures be shaped around new energy systems and the networks of power that develop around them. This panel will be organized around the central idea of the Just Powers research network: that energy transition is one of the most pressing intersectional feminist issues of our time.

Petrocultures 2018

Earlier Event: April 26
Performance: Dirt Buffet Cabaret #32