JustSeeds Artists' Cooperative
Harvard University, Fine Arts Library
Rhode Island School of Design, The RISD Museum
Scripps College, Denison Library
University of California, Berkeley (UCB), The Bancroft Library
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library
University of Miami
University of Southern California (USC)
Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center
Wesleyan University, Olin Library
Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Organized and created by the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, Resourced focuses on resource extraction and climate issues. For centuries now, industries have been mining the globe in search of raw materials that can be converted into profitable commodities, displacing innumerable communities and leaving in their wake toxic, hazardous, and ecologically devastated environments. While consumers experiment with greener lifestyles, the majority of the globe’s population is left to deal with the ecological fallout of industrial and technological “progress.” These are inequalities that only stand to increase as climate change and the unending capitalist pursuit of natural resources produce even more precarious ecologies. Already, thousands upon thousands of species are extinct or endangered, and millions upon millions of people have been thrust off of their land and into ecologically, politically, and economically hazardous conditions.
This is an “exhibition in a book,” a teaching tool, a collection of reproducible graphics for activists and organizers, and a dialogue starter for community spaces, schools, conferences, and galleries. It can be used to help ask important questions about our environment:
Who benefits from the extraction of natural resources and who pays the costs?
Are there viable possibilities for alternative energy sources?
Is it possible to distribute energy more equitably?
What does resistance to Western and corporate climate policies look like?
What role can workers in resource and energy sectors play in this resistance?
How does environmental devastation affect different communities along the lines of race, class, and gender?
Portfolio of hand-produced silkscreen prints by 26 artists, with screen-printed covers, as well as a booklet with additional information. Edition of 125. 2010.