Narratives of Extraction: Perspectives on art, culture, and environmental justice in the Global South

Photo: Unsplash / Vonecia Carswell

Date: June 11, 2024
Date: June 11, 2024
Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Start date: June 11, 2024

Join the Culture & Communication and Global South clusters of EcoJust, and Färgfabriken for a one-day workshop about the role of art and culture in (re-)forming imaginaries and mobilizing social movements that criticize and problematize the effects of mining and other extractivist practices from a Global South perspective on 11 June, 9.30-15.30 CEST.

“Extractivism is a global system, although its direct effects are generally felt in the southern and/or remote parts of the world, revealing legacies of colonialism and global asymmetries in production and consumption. The industrial past, the digital present, and “green” futures all rely on the extraction of minerals in resource-rich territories, often ancestral lands of indigenous populations, threatened by global economic interests.

In this workshop, we want to critically engage with various aspects of extractivism as a planetary system, and examine the boundaries, possibilities, and impacts of these intersections through the voices and practices in those regions and by those populations most affected by it.”


9.30-10.00: Arrival and coffee

10.00-10.45: Introduction to the event by Isabel Löfgren and Rickard Lalander (Södertörn University), and Daniel Urey (Färgfabriken)

11.00-12.00: Guided tour of the exhibition El Sur

12.00-13.00: Lunch

13.00-14.30: Roundtable: Epistemologies, Art, and Sustainable Communication in the Context of Extraction in Brazil; Isabel Löfgren and Rickard Lalander in conversation with Bartira Fortes, PhD Södertörn University

14.30-14.45: Coffee break

14.45-15.30: Breakout groups for thematic discussions on epistemologies, pedagogies, and cultural practices

15.30: Concluding statements and mingling


The event will take place at Färgfabriken, Lövholmsbrinken 1, Stockholm, Sweden. Please note that this is an in-person event, i.e. online-participation is not possible. The event includes lunch.


To attend the event, please register here. The deadline to register is 8 June 2024.


This event is supported by EcoJust – Ecologically and Socially Just Sustainability Transformations – a research platform at Södertörn University, and is co-organized by the Culture & Communication and Global South clusters of EcoJust, and Färgfabriken.

For inquiries, please contact Isabel Löfgren ()