26 Nov “The Oil Road: Tracking Crude through Space & Culture” Mika Minio-Paluello October 17-18, 2013
Petrocultures and the CRC in Cultural Studies are excited to host Mika Minio-Paluello for two talks, Oct 17: “The Oil Road – Tracking Crude through Space & Culture,” and Oct 18: “Revolution, oil & climate change – Fossil fuels in North Africa and the Arab Uprisings.” Each takes place at 3:30 in HC-L3.
Please join us for what promise to be stimulating discussions! Everyone is welcome, so share this invitation widely!
Based in Cairo, Mika Minio-Paluello is a sailor, beekeeper and campaigner for social movements resisting oil companies. He is the co-author, with James Marriott, of The Oil Road: Journeys from the Caspian Sea to the City of London (Verso, 2013). Both work for Platform, a London-based arts, human rights and environmental justice
From Caspian drilling rigs and Caucasus mountain villages to Mediterranean fishing communities and European capitals, The Oil Road is a journey through the heart of our oil-obsessed society. Blending travel writing and investigative journalism, it charts a history of violent confrontation between geopolitics, profit and humanity.
Thursday, October 17 “The Oil Road – tracking crude through space & culture”
Friday, October 18 “Revolution, oil & climate change – Fossil fuels in North Africa and the Arab Uprisings”
Both talks take place in HC-L3 at 3:30pm.