Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times – out now!

The SCA's Claudette Lauzon is one of three editors, with Natalie Alvarez (Ryerson University) and Karen Zaiontz (Queen’s University), of the anthology Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas, which was published by Palgrave Macmillan at the end of 2019.

Here's how Palgrave Macmillan summarize the book:

This book charts the changing frontiers of activism in the Americas. Travelling Canada, the US, the US-Mexico border, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Colombia, and Indigenous territories on Turtle Island, it invites readers to identify networks, clusters, and continuities of art-activist tactics designed to exceed the event horizon of the performance protest. Essays feature Indigenous artists engaging in land-based activism and decolonial cyberactivism, grass-roots movements imagining possible futures through cross-sector alliance building, art-activists forwarding tactics of reinvention, and student groups in the throes of theatrical assembly. Artist pages, interspersed throughout the collection, serve as animated, first-person perspectives of those working on the front lines of interventionist art. Taken together, the contributions offer a vibrant picture of emergent tactics and strategies over the past decade that allow art-activists to sustain the energy and press of political resistance in the face of a whole host of rights emergencies across the Americas.

SFU faulty and students students can read Sustainable Tools for Precarious Times: Performance Actions in the Americas for free online through SFU Libraries HERE. Check to see if your institution's library has access HERE.   

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