Necropolitics and Environmental Struggle is an examination of the implicit necropolitics
found in various environmental strategies coming from different positions on the political spectrum.
unacknowledged (except by the radical left), many environmental theorists and activists prefer to speak only about the improvement
of sustainable forms of organizing life while ignoring the catastrophic consequences these forms will have on the organization
and administration of death for humans. Environmentalism seems to be drifting into a staunch anti-humanism. In order to retrieve
the movement(s) from this outcome, a new language that can speak to the organization of death in everyday life needs to be
developed, followed by the creation of a holistic strategy that incorporates both necropolitics and biopolitics in a manner
that can work for humans and ecosystems alike.
Steve Kurtz is a professor emeritus of art and a founding member
of Critical Art Ensemble (CAE). CAE is an award-winning collective of artists of various specializations dedicated to exploring
the intersections between art, technology, political activism, and critical theory. Always interested in new experiences and
expanding their knowledge base for a better interdisciplinary capacity, CAE has been engaged with interventions and provocations
in information and communication technologies, sex workers’ rights, the AIDS crisis, a variety of biotechnologies, ecological
systems, utopian social arrangements, criminality and legal systems, the production of the real, and the structure of public
space. In addition, CAE has written eight books on cultural resistance.critical-art.net