University of Minnesota Press
Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Heather Anne Swanson
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.