CLIMATE IMAGINARY READER
#9 of Mezosfera online magazine (http://mezosfera.org/) was edited by the xtro realm group (Rita Süveges and Anna Zilahi). The issue will be availible online on October 5, 2020.
The Climate Imaginary Reader examines the possibilities of imagination in a broader context of the climate crisis. The goal of the Climate Imaginary Reader is to provide more local answers to global challenges. Tackling the root causes of the climate crisis would require systemic change on an international scale, but the global phenomenon is built on local acts and experiences, the assessment of which can help us understand the ecosystem’s ultimatum– including the current Covid-19 pandemic that just entered its second wave––and activate the radical social imaginary necessary to devise answers to the challenge.
The invited authors––young scholars and artists––come from different scholarly backgrounds. The points of view showcased in this issue combine the analytic tools of the fields of philosophy, political philosophy, eco-criticism, eco-feminism, critical media theory, environmental studies, political economics. They ascribe to the principles of interdisciplinarity and interconnectedness as practices which underpin a radical imagination. It cannot be foreseen what kinds of new normalities will be born and how the status quo adapts to the new circumstances after the Covid-19 pandemic, nevertheless the analyses of the Climate Imaginary Reader are dedicated to more sustainable visions of the future serving the creation of more equal societal and environmental relations.