Mother Pelican
A Journal of Solidarity and Sustainability

Vol. 15, No. 2, February 2019
Luis T. Gutiérrez, Editor
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The Gender Dimension of the Ecological Crisis

Gender and ecological issues are so deeply intertwined that they cannot be separated.
For this reason, there can be no integral ecology without integrated gender relations, and
we need a cultural revolution pursuant to gender communion for social/ecological justice.
Gender solidarity and ecological sustainability are the defining issues of the 21st century.

The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva, by Gene Ray and Gabriella Calchi Novati

Reflections and Chronicles From the End of Time: You and Me, by Carlos Cuellar Brown

Testeria ~ Fearful Masculinity Harms both Men and Women, by George Monbiot

What about Gender in Climate Change?, by Anne Jerneck

Techno-fantasies and Eco-realities, by Corporate Watch

Democracy, Truth, Fallibilism, and the Tech Overlords, by Kurt Cobb

Trump's Racist Language of Pollution Drives His Neoliberal Fascism, by Henry Giroux

The Free Rider Problem, by Carmine Gorga

Inequality and the Ecological Transition, by Jason Hickel

The Anthropocene: Where on Earth Are We Going?, by Will Steffen

Decoupling the Global Population Problem from Immigration Issues, by Eileen Crist

Why do Societies Collapse? Diminishing Returns are a Key Factor, by Ugo Bardi, Sara Falsini, and Ilaria Perissi

Could a Green New Deal Save Civilization?, by Richard Heinberg

Finding God in Facts – A Human Survival Guide, by Mary Ellen Harte

Nature, Gender, and Social Democracy, by Geoffrey Holland and Sheri Berman

Community Organising: Back to its Roots, by Stephanie Gamauf

World Economy is Reaching Growth Limits ~ Expect Low Oil Prices, Financial Turbulence, by Gail Tverberg

Oil's Wild Price Swings Set to Create Global Chaos, by Andrew Nikiforuk

Brexit: Stage One in Europe’s Slow-burn Energy Collapse, by Nafeez Ahmed

Connecting to Nature is a Matter of Environmental Justice, by Nicki Carter

Headless Populism and the Political Ecology of Alienation, by Patrick Huff

ISO at COP24: International Standards as Essential Tools for Climate Action, by Clare Naden

Gender, Masculinities, and Counterterrorism, by Catherine Powell and Rebecca Turkington

The Patriarchal Roots of the Ecological Crisis, by Luis Gutiérrez


The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva

Gene Ray and Gabriella Calchi Novati

February 2019

The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG) is an interdisciplinary research project that studied human and nonhuman responses to socially-caused global environmental change in one locale, the city and region of Geneva, over a two-year period (2017-2018). TAAG combines field research, critical reflection, and artistic practices. The website of the online Atlas includes video interviews and a Glossary, as well as self-reflexive texts about the research project. The interviews were conducted with more than 30 Geneva scientists, artists, diplomats, citizens, and grassroots activists who shared their expertise, practices, views, and feelings regarding planetary change. The Glossary collects nearly 60 short essays by six authors (Gene Ray, Kate Stevenson, Aurélien Gamboni, Janis Schroeder, David Cross, and Marguerite Davenport), enriched by visual works by artists (Denise Bertchi, Ursula Biemann, Giulia Bruno, Chris Jordan, Armin Linke, Oliver Ressler, Luc Schuiten, Paulo Tavares, and Marie Velardi), as well as historical and documentary visual material.

The resulting Atlas is both a snapshot of local responses, and an art-based research composition (assemblage) containing new representations of the so-called Anthropocene and the outlines of new conceptual constellations. The online Atlas constitutes a public archive and an open access resource for other researchers, be they social scientists, artists, educators, or journalists, as well as a global online public. Four short digital videos provide an introduction to the project. TAAG was realized by Gene Ray (Project Director), Aurélien Gamboni, Janis Schroeder, and Kate Stevenson, at HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design, with support from the TAAG advisory research group (Iain Boal, Gabriella Calchi Novati, David Cross, Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, Anna Grichting, Sacha Kagan, Armin Linke, Nils Norman, Catherine Quéloz, Grégory Quenet, Philippe Rekacewicz, Oliver Ressler, Liliane Schneiter, Paulo Tavares, Eddie Yuen, and the late Chris Wainwright) and the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Please visit the TAAG website to navigate the Anthropocene through interviews, videos, a comprehensive glossary, and fabulous images. This is one of the videos:

The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva TRAILER 02 from TAAG on Vimeo.


Gene Ray is the Project Director of the The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG) at the Geneva School of Art and Design. Gabriella Calchi Novati is an Independent Researcher & Psychoanalyst-in-Training at the C.G.Jung Institute, Zurich, Switzerland.


"But he who dares not grasp the thorn,
should never crave for the rose."

Anne Brontë (1820-1849)


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