Nicholas E. Shapiro, “Looking for an Exit: Toxic Atmospheres and the Promise of Change”
In this presentation, I document four different environmental health projects that I am working on across four different temporalities. The point of presenting them all collectively is to note the interdependence of short-term stopgap interventions and long-term utopic projects for detoxifying the atmosphere. Each of the interventions I present has a self-edifying temporality and logic for calculating and minimizing violence. Juxtaposing them illustrates their individual insufficiency.