Contact Zones: Activism, Art and Media in Italy

Brief Description:

This paper reconsiders the story of permaculture, developed in Australia in the mid-1970s by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren. This paper considers permaculture as an example of counterculture in Australia. In keeping with permaculture design ecological principles, we argue that today permaculture is best understood as part of an assemblage of design objects, bacteria, economies, humans, plants, technologies, actions, theories, mushrooms, policies, affects, desires, animals, business, material and immaterial labour and politics and that it can be read as contrapuntal rather than as oppositional practice.

Cultural Studies, Language, Communication and Culture, Cultural Citizenship, Media Interventions, Multimedia Arts, Performance Arts, Social Cohesion, Transnational Identities

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