Climate: Our Right to Breathe
L'Internationale Online publication

  • Climate: Our Right to Breathe

    Zdjęcie na okładce: Otobong Nkanga, "Whose Crisis is This?", 2013, akryl na papierze, dwie części, 29,7 × 42 cm. Dzięki uprzejmości artysty

In October 2022, a new publication entitled "Climate: Our Right to Breathe" was published thanks to the cooperation between L'Internationale Online and K. Verlag, Berlin. The volume includes articles written by Jagna Lewandowska and Sebastian Cichocki of MSN, among others.


"Climate: Our Right to Breathe" is a book in response to vast, mutually exacerbating planetary conditions: the accelerated collapse of the biosphere under climate change and the increasingly crushing dynamics of toxic politics. But, the reactionary, divisionary politics driven by ruthless forms of authoritarianism, denialism, nationalism, and other globalized forms of oppression and dispossession are also a call to action.

In L’Internationale’s most recent published anthology, more than twenty-five voices from the arts and culture form an internationalist chorus that emphatically responds to a collective need to develop common strategies for solidarity when many limits of the Earth system have already been surpassed. Because racialized capitalism cannot be separated from ecological disaster, vulnerable and often marginalized communities are forced to endure the worst effects of the climate crises. It is imperative to work in solidarity against the uneven violence of these times.

Mobilized by various practices and communities, the numerous authors of this book gathered on October 12, 2022 in Gothenburg to offer both speculative perspectives on and pragmatic relays from the intersectional fight for climate justice and multispecies survivance. The meeting took place on the date of 12th October intentionally, as the day that marks a point in the colonialism of the South Americas.

Contributors to the launching program in Gothenburg include: Marwa Arsanios, Léuli Eshraghi, Forensic Architecture, Svitlana Matviyenko, Daniela Ortiz, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Katarina Pirak Sikku, and Françoise Vergès.

"Climate: Our Right to Breathe"

Contributors: Maria Thereza Alves, Marwa Arsanios, Eduardo Carrera R, Sebastian Cichocki, Fernando García-Dory, Léuli Eshrāghi, Ayesha Hameed, Mônica Hoff, bell hooks, Jagna Lewandowska, Nomusa Makhubu, Svitlana Matviyenko, Samaneh Moafi, Marina Naprushkina, May-Britt Ö̈hman, Samanta Arango Orozco, Daniela Ortiz, Ana Teixeira Pinto, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Peta Rake, Maristella Svampa, Françoise Vergès, Cecilia Vicuña, Jaime Vindel, and Munem Wasif.

Edited by Hiuwai Chu, Meagan Down, Nkule Mabaso, Pablo Martínez, and Corina Oprea.

The book can be purchased online here.