Tickets Released for Resist, Persist: Gender, Climate and Colonialism

  • 20 October 2023

Join us from 7 to 8 December at the Barbican Centre for our multi-day symposium: Resist, Persist: Gender, Climate and Colonialism.

Tickets are £20 for both days with an exhibition ticket included.

This event is a collaboration with the Barbican and uses the themes of the RE/SISTERS exhibition to explore the bonds between gender and environmental justice.

The symposium is interested in the intersections of ongoing colonial histories and feminist and queer ecologies. Bringing together artists, scholars and curators, the symposium will explore how women, gender non-conforming and marginalised communities are often placed at the forefront of advocating and caring for the planet, and more broadly how womanist politics have consistently resisted the mechanical, patriarchal order that is organised around the exploitation of natural resources and the oppression of ‘othered’ bodies.

This symposium connects thinking from the Barbican’s exhibition, RE/SISTERS: A Lens on Gender and Ecology and the Paul Mellon Centre's multi-year project, Climate & Colonialism.

Full programme and tickets.

Listing image: Judy Chicago, Immolation from Women and Smoke, 1972, Fireworks performance, Performed by Faith Wilding in the California Desert, © Judy Chicago/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo courtesy of Through the Flower Archives. Courtesy of the artist; Salon 94, New York; and Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco.