Françoise Vergès: Capitalocene, waste, race, and gender

Françoise Vergès discusses environmental history (and violence) in the context of racial domination and colonial extractivism.

June 19, 2019

Recorded on April 2, 2019.

Artist Torkwase Dyson, the Spring 2019 Robert Gwathmey Chair in Architecture and Art at The Cooper Union, and writer Françoise Vergès, featured lecturer in the Spring 2019 IDS Lecture Series, speak about their work, which touches on race, sustainability, and access to equitable space.

In this video, Françoise Vergès speaks on environmental history and race in a lecture at The Cooper Union. Her lecture draws from her recent publications, including:

Omar Berrada of The Cooper Union introduces the lecture.

 

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