Seeds Beneath the Snow
Utopia Through Ecological Crisis (Out of the Woods Collective)
Wildfires, coastal flooding, and even COVID. The urgency of finding solutions to climate crisis has never been more apparent. As we experience climate disaster, how do we not succumb to doomsday scenarios, but instead recognize the current “seeds beneath the snow” and imagine the possibilities of climate utopia? What might climate utopia even look like? What forms of resistance will we need to take to create the “expansion of ways of being in the world”? How will current spatial relations (from borders to homeless encampments to prisons) need to be abolished and/or reimagined?
We will explore these questions and more, with Out of the Woods collective, who explores ecological crisis from the perspective of political theory, and Olio mainstay, Lauren Hudson, a geographer and activist. We will begin the conversation around this article, by an Out of the Woods collective member, “The Only Realism: Utopia Within, Utopia Against, Utopia Beyond.”