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Dimitris Papadopoulos – Toxic Realism: 222 Photographs in 44’33”

May 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Humanities 1, Room 210


Co-sponsored by History of Consciousness: GeoEcologies + TechnoScience Conversations

Through a series of 222 photographs and a separate conceptual narration, this intermedial and semi-performative presentation discusses the pervasive, toxic realism of anthropochemicals and the search for alternative substances.

Dimitris Papadopoulos PortraitDimitris Papadopoulos is Professor of History of Consciousness in the Department of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz. His most recent books include Ecological Reparation: Repair, Remediation and Resurgence in Social and Environmental Conflict (Bristol UP 2023); Reactivating Elements. Chemistry, Ecology, Practice (Duke UP 2021); Experimental Practice. Technoscience, Alterontologies and More-Than-Social Movements (Duke UP 2018). He is currently completing a monograph entitled Substance and its Milieu. Anthropochemicals, Autonomy, and Geo-Ecological Justice and a theory photobook entitled Landscape After the Event. Constructivist Photography and the Vision of Abolition.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. We gather at 12:00 PM, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Staff assistance is provided by The Humanities Institute.


May 8
12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


Humanities 1, Room 210
1156 high st
Santa cruz, CA 95060 United States
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