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[演講公告]The End: Imagining Earth Futures in Planetary Evacuation (全球末日與大疏散:地理學的視野)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 15:30 - 17:30
Location 地理館305教室(Building of Dept. Geography, Room 305)
講者: Peter Adey(Royal Holloway University of London)
演講大綱:

Perhaps we have always wished to leave the planet, but how and why would we do so? What efforts have we gone to in order to predict, anticipate, plan for and potentially practice planetary evacuation? From religious belief in the rapture to Hollywood disaster movies and science fiction novels to the so-called climate future imaginations of ‘cli-fi’, we have frequently postured apocalyptic and catastrophic scenarios that renders planetary evacuation mobility – and even the evacuation of the planet from our solar system - as the best hope of humanity’s survival. Such ends commonly feature a fragile, warmed, or cooled, violent, depleted world – and sometimes the reverse in an excess of rubbish, dust, debris, and an atmosphere choked by pollutants. Within this trope, humanity’s only future, its only possibility of social and biological reproduction – despite attempts at subterranean survival - is an off-planet exodus, colonisation, or even a temporary vacation. A post-human Earth is left in a state of barbarism, perhaps tended by drones. The processes and plans to leave the planet often deploy the most pernicious and exceptional forms of biopower we can locate.
By taking these imaginations seriously, in this paper I further a broader study of evacuation, its politics and ethics in an uncertain future, but also ask what if planetary evacuation became a vehicle with which to re-enage with the world we know.
Note:
1. This lecture will be held in English.
2. 本場次可採計地理系研究生演講時數

講者簡介:

Peter Adey is Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway University of London. He has written extensively about air, mobility, and the elemental, and is the author and co-editor of six books, including Aerial Life: Mobilities, Subjects, Affects, and Air: Nature and Culture. He is also co-editor of From Above: War, Violence, and Verticality (ed.) and The Routledge Handbook of Mobilities. Peter is currently finishing a genealogy of evacuation titled The Way We Evacuate, forthcoming with Duke University Press.

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