Extracting Us: Co-curating Creative Responses to Extractivism Through a Feminist Political Ecology Praxis

Alice Owen, Dian Ekowati, Maimunah Siti, Elona Hoover, Rebecca Elmhirst

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In this chapter, members of the Extracting Us Curatorial Collective reflect on the process, experiences and learnings of co-curating a series of exhibitions and events. We identify ourselves as situated researchers, activists and creatives. Engaging with feminist political ecology as both theory and practice, we revisit how we cultivated care, foregrounding community and weaving connections between extractive contexts. Our collective inquiry, made possible through paying attention to how the emotional and the embodied brings the everyday into scholar-activist exhibition spaces, has allowed us to present and explore different perspectives to the multitude of critical registers through which extractivism, resistance and solidarity are understood.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContours of Feminist Political Ecology
Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages23
ISBN (Electronic)9783031209284
ISBN (Print)9783031209277
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jan 2023

Bibliographical note

This chapter was funded by the Wellbeing Ecology Gender and cOmmunities Innovation Training Network (WEGO-ITN) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 764908-WEGO 2018-2021.


  • resistance
  • extractivism
  • solidarity
  • creativity
  • feminisms


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