The Social Ecology of Carbon

This is a short A-Z (written for the Journal of Aesthetics of Protest #6) that functions as a tool for further analysis. It traces a molecule of carbon between different ports, over four centuries via social struggles and resistance to the enclosure of common land and resources. It wonders if Capital can profit from Climate Change, and if so what can be done about it. As Will Barnes asks in Capital Climes, featured in Mute's 'Its Not Easy Being Green' the inspiration for this text, "the real question is whether capital, at unimaginable human cost, will set the terms on which this change is confronted, or whether we shall."

Read the A-Z here, and below are a few pics that go with it. It is a remix of an extended text available soon.