Titles: Social Justice Within Supply and Waste Chains



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While in Alaska.

Place is a proposal. It is mythologized, theoretical, and circumscribed. It can propose a space for being in between. Multiplicities can continually propose revised frameworks for a place.


Through stories, through an accumulated and continually interpreted histories, presents and futures. Through layered networks of political and corporate collusion. A place is both learned through resistance and acted upon.


It is near impossible to attempt a distinction between center and periphery.


Through solidarity, through loss and longing, a place is active with energy and agency.


Place spoke to us about the past


about ritual


and even magic


I was invited to go to Alaska on a preliminary research trip with the Anchorage Museum. I attended the “Week of the Arctic” a series of public engagements through arctic Alaska organized by the Institute of the North.

Audio recordings: Opening panel in Nome and Kotzebue, AK: Week of the Arctic with The Institute of the North

Week of the Arctic is a group of public meetings about all of the changes soon to come to Alaska with climate change and increased drilling, shipping, infrastructure. The Anchorage Museum organized a research trip for art alongside the Week of the Arctic.

Current reading on Open Humanities Press

Currently in Alaska at the Week of the Arctic conference, which I’ll write about soon, I’m reading this book on Open Humanities Press and need to share it:

“An ecological movement does not follow these rules: it forces us to consider whether economic growth, which inevitably involves a greater use of natural resources, is even viable in the long term, and if so, what it might look like; it demands that we reconstruct our entire industrial infrastructure and potentially deindustrialize many of our practices; it forces us to give up our assumption that we can continue to “develop” previously undisturbed natural spaces; and as a result, it asks us to relinquish, or at least consider relinquishing, the idea that our collective abundance will forever increase.”

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