THURSDAY 21 October 2021. 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Cymene Howe
Professor in Anthropology at Rice University

Discussants: Tinaye Mukutiri & Kate Du Preez

Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene


In southern Mexico, the world’s largest concentration of on-shore wind farms now occupy land that indigenous peoples and mestizo farmers have cultivated for centuries. With the growth of renewable energy infrastructures, we face new challenges regarding local sovereignty and the rights of non-human others entangled by the politics of energy transition. In this discussion of Ecologics: Wind and Power in the Anthropocene, Professor Cymene Howe discusses the complex interaction between energy aspirations, legacies of colonial encounter and the more- than-human beings and technomaterial objects that compose wind power.