This panel is supposed to be about joyful, liberatory aesthetics. So what do we need to develop in order to advance that conversation? What kind of non-white,non-Anglo,decolonial aesthetics and imaginaries are needed today for this political moment?
It is commonly recognized that artistic strategies are effective in promoting social, political, and religious agendas. What is less recognized is that many decisions and actions we make in our daily life are also guided by aesthetic preferences and judgments. In the United States today unfortunately, the popular aesthetic taste seems to work against the ideals of sustainability and justice proposed by the Green New Deal.
What I want to tell you is that in 2050 we don’t even have waste anymore. There will be no waste in 2050. Everything will be seen as a treasure, because we will have created what some smart people call a circular economy.