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Enfleshed: Ecologies of Entities and Beings

Enfleshed: Ecologies of Entities and Beings

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Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
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A wide-ranging collection of works from Eurasian artists and thinkers exploring multispecies ecologies

Evolving from multifaceted, polyvocal, long-term research and a series of exhibitions curated by Finnish-born artist Kristiina Koskentola (born 1967), who is also the coeditor of this book, Enfleshed: Ecologies of Entities and Beings brings together 17 practitioners, thinkers and artists from across Eurasia to collectively explore multispecies ecologies. The book reflects "anthrodecentric" and embodied approaches to collaboration and knowledge production--processes that are always interwoven with a multitude of entities and actors.
The contributors engage in an exploration of experimental epistemic alliances, which operate as a way to learn and make new dialogic relations. The conflicts generated by ecological disaster, war, the global economy, identity politics and the power structures of knowledge production and science here intertwine with shamanisms, rituals, magic, speculation, politics and poetics. How do we imagine an active and implicated role of the human as one being among other beings? What might this entail, and what might this generate?