Undisciplined Environments invites our readers to join the 9th Stockholm Archipelago Lecture organized by the Environmental Humanities Laboratory at the Division of History of Science, Technology, and Environment of the KTH of Stockholm. The event will be livestreamed on ZOOM on November 25th at 15.00 CET.
Achille Mbembe is a professor in History and Politics, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. A member of the United States Academy of Arts and Sciences, and he is the author of numerous books, including ON THE POSTCOLONY (2010), CRITIQUE OF BLACK REASON (2017), and NECROPOLITICS (2020). His books have been translated in many languages.
For a long time, the human race has been concerned with how life emerges and the conditions of its evolution and persistence. Increasingly, debates about life futures are framed in terms of the conditions under which life ends. In this lecture, Achille Mbembe will revisit the concept of “planetary habitability”. Amongst others, he will show the extent to which planetary habitability is inseparable from a politics of care, repair and restitution.
When: November 25th, at 15:00 CET
This event will have live caption in English.