With the launch of his new film and book An Inconvenient Truth, the 45th Vice President of the United States, Al Gore has managed to push urgent issues surrounding the effects of global warming into the popular realm. If radical changes in the interaction between humans and the environment are not made, then the problems associated with over-population, aggressive agricultural practices, the proliferation of pollutants, ozone depleting gases, and the melting of ice caps will drastically affect our ability to reside on earth.
This issue of Drain is interested in the role culture plays at this critical time. How can designers, artists and theorists make a positive contribution in redefining the way we relate to the earth? How might cultural practices participate in the social capital necessary in forging a new vision not just for human beings but life on the whole?
Abstracts due June 1, 2007
Completed papers due September 1, 2007
Contact: Adrian Parr, firstname.lastname@example.org