The remnants of the industrial revolutions and the perturbing speed of global capitalism are leaving indelible traces on Earth's territories. Wounded and mangled landscapes emerge daily before our eyes, while so-called progress has inflicted a colonisation process on nature, serving illusory economic growth. Cultural approaches and artistic initiatives can reframe the paradigm through which we observe, understand, and relate to the landscape and natural ecosystems. This edition of Coolabah seeks to explore creative responses to the diverse challenges that the natural ecosystems are suffering due to the invasive and unsustainable cycle of human production and consumption.Read more about CFP "Wounded Landscapes"
M. G. Sanchez is a Gibraltarian writer based in the UK. He studied at the University of Leeds, where he obtained BA, MA and PhD degrees in English Literature. He is the author of thirteen Gibraltar-themed books, among them novels, journals, memoirs, historical studies and collections of short stories. Numerous scholarly articles have been published on his books, and he has lectured about his work at universities in Europe and the US. This lecture was delivered online on Monday, 14 December 2020, during the Covid-19 confinement.