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Annotated by
Pelin Tan

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

Author

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing, Heather Anne Swanson, Elaine Gan, Nils Bubandt

Publisher

University of Minnesota Press

Year

2017

Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet demonstrates that (see the quote below). This book is a valuable contribution to socially engaged art formulating a critical imagination for the future of the Anthropocene. PT

“We must share space with the ghostly contours of a stone, the radioactivity of a fingerprint, the eggs of a horseshoe crab, a wild bat pollinator, an absent wildlower in a meadow, a lichen on a tombstone, a tomato growing in an abandoned car tire. It is these
shared spaces, or what we call haunted landscapes, that relentlessly trouble the narratives of Progress, and urge us to radically imagine worlds that are possible because they are already here.”