Sophie Lewis

Amniotechnics

in Climate Futures II: Design Politics, Design Natures, Aesthetics and the Green New Deal

Full Surrogacy Now means two dialec­ti­cal­ly opposed things. It is simul­ta­ne­ous­ly a utopi­an cry for the queer ges­ta­tion­al com­mune, and a descrip­tion of what’s going on right now, which is very much not that. The dystopi­an struc­ture of plan­e­tary real­i­ty in the present. Indentured ser­vice, sub­al­ter­ni­ty, crowd­fund­ing, out­sourc­ing, neo­feu­dal­ism, civ­il strifes, invis­i­b­lized sub-sub-contracting, and above all—to use the phrase of Shellee Colen—reproductive strat­i­fi­ca­tion.

Liberatory Ecotechnologies, Cyborg Ecologies and the Green New Deal pan­el dis­cus­sion

in Climate Futures II: Design Politics, Design Natures, Aesthetics and the Green New Deal

One of the things that’s real­ly dif­fi­cult about scale is pre­cise­ly this ques­tion of how do dif­fer­ent col­lec­tives inter­face with each oth­er and inter­face as part of one anoth­er.