Leaving Gridworld

Provincializing Electricity by Émile St-Pierre (Osaka University) emil.stpierre@gmail.com October 30, 2020 . In the beginning, there was the steam machine. Or so starts one of the ways the Anthropocene story has been told. Much like the biblical Genesis, the Anthropocene discussion is inhabited by multiple versions, some starting with plantations, or with post-WWII U.S. petro-imperialism. … Read more

Making Law of/with Nonhumans

The Ganges River is a Legal Person by Moe Nakazora (Hiroshima University) nakazora@hiroshima-u.ac.jp October 14, 2020 . On March 20, 2017, the High Court of Uttarkahand, a state in northwestern India, mandated that the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, as well as all water bodies, are “living entities,” that is, “legal persons.” What this declaration implies … Read more