Adrian J Ivakhiv

  • Detroit as template for urban change?

    Detroit as template for urban change?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I recently visited Detroit (for the ASLE “Rust/Resistance” conference) and was interested in seeing how it’s changed since I wrote this (brief) piece. Given how little time I spent there, my i […]
    Posted 2 weeks ago.
  • UVM Eco-Arts & Humanities Update

    UVM Eco-Arts & Humanities Update
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    Here’s a brief report on some developments in the Environmental Arts and Humanities at the University of Vermont connected to BASTA!, the Lattie Coor Environmental Humanities Fellows, and the Steven Rubenstein […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Inequality and environmental crisis

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    As part of its Ford Foundation supported Inequality Project, The Guardian is providing a provocative glimpse of Oxford geographer Danny Dorling’s important research into inequality and the environment. It should b […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Media hygiene 101

    Media hygiene 101
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    My book Ecologies of the Moving Image provides some suggestions into how we can become better consumers and co-producers of media. But these suggestions come couched within a 400-page treatise of media (and […]
    Posted 3 weeks ago.
  • Bioregionalism primer

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    When I began my involvement with environmental politics in the 1980s, the main currents of radical or critical thought were represented by deep ecologists (or biocentrists), social ecologists (gathered around […]
    Posted 4 weeks ago.
  • Mortonian prophecies

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    When one of our cadre of eco-cultural theorists gets noticed — more so, fêted — by one of the leading newspapers in the world, we need to take note and celebrate with him. In this case, it’s Timothy Morton […]
    Posted last month.
  • Trump vs. the world

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Trump’s speech on his decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord included so many questionable statements, it’s hard to know where to start. Fortunately, others have. Among the better fact-checks are the […]
    Posted last month.
  • Plot thickening agents...

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on UKR-TAZ
    Inside Russia’s social media war on America (Time) The Great British Brexit Robbery (Guardian) Trump, Putin, and the New Cold War (The New Yorker) The information war is real, and we’re losing it (Seattle Times)
    Posted last month.
  • The SF of Sustainability

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    Re-posted from Immanence: Since it’s the Holocene that has provided the conditions for the (human-led) biogeochemical experimentation that has now likely achieved a runaway state, and since “H […]
    Posted May 18, 2017.
  • The SF of sustainability

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Since it’s the Holocene that has provided the conditions for the (human-led) biogeochemical experimentation that has now likely achieved a runaway state, and since “Holocene” was never anything other than a […]
    Posted May 18, 2017.
  • Mapping climate change solutions

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    In the parallel universe where good news remains possible… A team or 70 researchers from 22 countries and led by Paul Hawken has produced a very interesting analysis of potential climate change […]
    Posted May 13, 2017.
  • Greatest albums of the LP era

    Greatest albums of the LP era
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The recent social media meme listing 10 concerts people have attended accompanied by one they didn’t (“find the lie!”) has incited me to complete a list that started out as a “50th anniversary of the concept a […]
    Posted May 08, 2017.
  • Integral ecologies

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    I’m happy to see that The Variety of Integral Ecologies: Nature, Culture, and Knowledge in the Planetary Era, an anthology co-edited by Sam Mickey, Sean Kelly, and Adam Robbert, has finally been published by SUNY […]
    Posted May 05, 2017.
  • On political volatility

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    While the French elections arguably offer little choice for those looking for radical eco-political options, there is a tendency to see in them — as in other recent political shifts — something that is […]
    Posted May 04, 2017.
  • Valuing public scholarship

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    The American Anthropological Association’s publication yesterday of guidelines on public scholarship marks a significant advance in the recognition of public scholarship within academe. Anthropology may have […]
    Posted May 02, 2017.
  • May Day thoughts: on labor & livelihood

    May Day thoughts: on labor & livelihood
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    May Day (Beltane, Walpurga’s Day, et al.) is a good time for reflecting on politics, ecology, and possibility. The following can be considered part of a series on this blog. When neoliberalism is un […]
    Posted May 01, 2017.
  • A metaphysics they can't match

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Opening the ISSRNC conference on Mountains and Sacred Landscapes with a set of images from anti-pipelines and indigenous solidarity events, Karenna Gore (daughter of Al and founding director of the Center for […]
    Posted April 21, 2017.
  • Jeremijenko visit

    Jeremijenko visit
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on A(s)cene
    UVM’s Rubenstein School, Environmental Program, Department of Art and Art History, and Lattie Coor Fellows in Environmental Humanities are happy to co-host eco-artist, engineer, and environmental health physician […]
    Posted April 17, 2017.
  • Parsing the "alternative media ecosystem"

    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    We all know the media ecosystem has been changing rapidly, with media scholars scrambling to understand how and where things are headed. “Fake news” and “post-truth” are the glib catchwords of the day; “filter […]
    Posted April 03, 2017.
  • What's over that dark mountain?

    What's over that dark mountain?
    Adrian J Ivakhiv on immanence
    Paul Kingsnorth’s “The Lie of the Land: Does Environmentalism Have a Future in the Age of Trump?”, published in last Saturday’s Guardian, has elicited some interesting responses, for interesting […]
    Posted March 22, 2017.