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Often going beyond the standard discourse, climate fiction depicts alternative scenario’s to climate change. For example, in Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer, a team of scientists explore the expanding ‘Area X’ to document its mutated flora and fauna, causing us to wonder how species will adapt to climate change. Not only confronting us with how climate change affects ecosystems, individuals and societies, cli-fi illuminates actions to tackle the overwhelming crisis.

This reading session is all about the narrative strategies of cli-fi in representing the complexity of the challenges posed by the climate emergency. Examining how cli-fi depicts climate change, we discuss what role cli-fi has in shaping our perception and experience of the climate crisis. We will explore how cli-fi can help us understand how ethical and political stakes of climate change can be mediated. What role does cli-fi play in saving the planet?

Cli-Fi – Telling you NOW is part of the reading sessions Science Fiction minus Fiction Futures. Hosted and curated by Lilian de Jong.

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Ugh, Covid

Please note, due to covid the maximum non-1.5-metre-capacity-with-seats is 15 attendees.  We absolutely want to avoid being confronted with a corona outbreak after our event. Moreover, we value your health. Therefore the following: only a self-test is not sufficient. If you have been fully vaccinated for at least 14 days and you have no complaints, show your QR code. If this is not the case we need a valid proof of test (PCR) that is not older than 24 hours applied.

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