Schedule / 9 March 2022

Envisioning a Post-Petroleum Society: A Futurist Manifesto

Workshop → 9:00 am

Two-day in-person workshop co-led by Jumanah Abbas (architect, writer, and curator) and Alreem Al Kaabi (educator and film critic)

  • 9th March & 10th March 2022, 9 AM – 12 PM
  • Room 223
  • Upon Registration Only

When does a future independent of carbon models begin? When can we envision a post-petroleum society? At times of planetary urgencies and extraction, the future of a post-petroleum society seems so near, yet far out of reach. The workshop examines the truth behind the so-called political urge to move beyond a petroleum-based society and to take steps closer to a knowledge-based society. The focus of the workshop is to create manifestos that address a radical future inherent in our hands. That is, the workshop extends on the accelerationist concept; a heresy insisting that a radical political response to capitalism is neither to critique, nor to détourne it, but to accelerate and exacerbate its abstractive tendencies. This workshop touches upon a broad range of subject matters including Manifesto Writing, Political and the Aesthetic, Historical Criticism, Affect Theory, and Film Studies.

The workshop is open to all participants interested in the above subject matter and does not require any prior knowledge.

This event is an in-person event for the VCUarts Qatar community only. Please use the registration button to register.


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