November 24, 2022

CRITIQUE-PTRG Book Launch No Other Planet by Mathias Thaler – 23 November 2022, 3 pm

Visions of utopia – some hopeful, others fearful – have become increasingly prevalent in recent times. No Other Planet (Cambridge University Press, 2022) by Mathias Thaler examines expressions of the utopian imagination with a focus on the pressing challenge of how to inhabit a climate-changed world. It aims to both uncover the key utopian and dystopian tendencies in contemporary debates around the Anthropocene, as well as to develop a political theory of radical transformation that avoids not only debilitating fatalism but also wishful thinking.

The book juxtaposes theoretical interventions, from Bruno Latour to the members of the Dark Mountain collective, with fantasy and science fiction texts by N. K. Jemisin, Kim Stanley Robinson and Margaret Atwood, debating viable futures for a world that will look and feel very different from the one we live in right now.


Location: Violet. Laidlaw Room, CMB, 6th floor.