Climate: Our Right to Breathe

Edited by Hiuwai Chu, Meagan Down, Nkule Mabaso, Pablo Martínez, and Corina Oprea

Graphic Design: Christophe Clarijs in collaboration with K. Verlag

Cover image: Otobong Nkanga

Published by L’Internationale Online and K. Verlag

ISBN 978-3-947858-42-2


  1. 2.
    Breathing: A Revolutionary Act
  2. 3.
    Fire and Fuel: Energy and Chronopolitical Allegory
  3. 4.
    There Will Be No ‘Third Earth’: Colonial Modernity, Fossil Culture and Cosmic Imaginaries
  4. 6.
  5. 7.
    Twenty-First Century Extractivisms and Ecopolitical Narratives in Latin America
  6. 9.
    Beyond the Naturalist Phantasmagoria, the Pastures
  7. 11.
    Micro-Resistances: An Interview with Samanta Arango Orozco
  8. 13.
    The Poetics of Entanglement in Zina Saro-Wiwa’s Food Interventions
  9. 14.
    From Within and From Outside: Investigating Contemporary Clouds
  10. 15.
    The Umbragiade
  11. 16.
    Survival and Survivance in Climates of Toxicity in the Orbit of the Karrabing Film Collective
  12. 17.
    Unuy Quita
  13. 18.
    Blue Assembly: Situating Knowing in the Majority World
  14. 19.
    Against Nature: Cuy(r) Ecologies and Biodiverse Affectivities
  15. 20.
    How to Keep on Without Knowing What We Already Know, or, What Comes After Magic Words and Politics of Salvation
  16. 22.
    The Penumbral Age: Art in the Time of Planetary Change
  17. 23.
    Future for Everyone
  18. 24.
    Touching the Earth

Climate: Our Right to Breathe is a book in response to vast, mutually exacerbating planetary conditions: the accelerated collapse of the biosphere under climate change and the increasingly crushing dynamics of toxic politics. But, the reactionary, divisionary politics driven by ruthless forms of authoritarianism, denialism, nationalism, and other globalized forms of oppression and dispossession are also a call to action.

In L’Internationale’s most recent published anthology, more than twenty-five voices from the arts and culture form an internationalist chorus that emphatically responds to a collective need to develop common strategies for solidarity when many limits of the Earth system have already been surpassed. Because racialized capitalism cannot be separated from ecological disaster, vulnerable and often marginalized communities are forced to endure the worst effects of the climate crises. It is imperative to work in solidarity against the uneven violence of these times. Mobilized by diverse practices and backgrounds, the contributions in this book offer both speculative perspectives on and pragmatic relays from the intersectional fight for climate justice and multispecies survivance.

The book is published by L’Internationale Online and K. Verlag.

Contributors: Maria Thereza Alves, Marwa Arsanios, Eduardo Carrera R, Sebastian Cichocki, Fernando García-Dory, Léuli Eshrāghi, Ayesha Hameed, Mônica Hoff, bell hooks, Jagna Lewandowska, Nomusa Makhubu, Svitlana Matviyenko, Samaneh Moafi, Marina Naprushkina, May-Britt Öhman, Samanta Arango Orozco, Daniela Ortiz, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Peta Rake, Maristella Svampa, Françoise Vergès, Cecilia Vicuña, Jaime Vindel, and Munem Wasif.

To purchase the publication, please contact K. Verlag, Berlin.