Read her call to make the world “more just, more fair”.
In New York City hundreds of thousands of people and billions of dollars in property lie in a high-risk flood zone, but FEMA flood maps minimize the risk.
Explore how certain places come to be seen as “at risk” in anticipation of climate change, and what this way of seeing means for their inhabitants. Drawing on fieldwork over four years in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the talk will focus on the fraught development and implementation of new FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) flood maps for New York City, where hundreds of thousands of people and billions of dollars in property now lie in the high-risk flood zone.
Radical media strategies, on the streets and on the airwaves, are central to the articulation of climate justice and the contestation of hegemonic meanings of climate action that legitimise colonial violence.
What might mourning loss due to climate change reveal about the deeper relationship between human and non-human life in the environment?