Wed 8 Dec

A Decolonial Ecology with Malcom Ferdinand and Shela Sheikh

The Earth Here and Now

Talk with Malcom Ferdinand and Shela Sheikh

A civil and environmental engineer and a doctor in political philosophy, Malcom Ferdinand is the author of A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (Polity Books, 2021). He will discuss with Lecturer Shela Sheikh ongoing political actions and art practices that attempt to open up avenues for a post-toxic and post-colonial world.

Wed 8 Dec 6.30pm | £7- £5

This talk is part of The Earth Here and Now, a series of rendezvous on climate change with French and British thinkers on the occasion of the COP 26 held in Glasgow in November 2021

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About our guests

Born and raised in Martinique, Malcom Ferdinand is a civil and environmental engineer from University College London and a doctor in political philosophy from Université Paris Diderot. He is currently a researcher in the fields of political ecology and environmental humanities at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and based at the University Paris Dauphine-PSL. He is the author of Une écologie décoloniale (2019), of which an English translation is available under the title A Decolonial Ecology: Thinking from the Caribbean World (Polity Books, 2021).

Shela Sheikh has convened the MA Postcolonial Culture and Global Policy since 2014 (formerly in the Centre for Cultural Studies; since 2017 in the Department of Media, Communications and Cultural Studies). Her work focusses mainly on decolonial and postcolonial approaches to environmental justice, in particular as this concerns cultural forms, as well as diverse practices of witnessing and testimony. Shela currently co-leads the Goldsmiths Critical Ecologies research stream, with Dr. Wood Roberdeau.

photo: Malcom Ferdinand © ASH



Wed 08 Dec