eca aims to build epistemic bridges between humans and other animal species and other forms of life, to foster cross-species collaboration, eco-literacy and more-than-human sensibilities to tune into the rhythms of the Earth and conceive common futures.
Astrida Neimanis speculates in No Representation Without Colonisation, "What if nature writes, thinks, is alphabetized and numbered, produces patterns and meanings, expresses sociality, intelligence, mutability, invention?" In this sense, it is relevant for us to learn the codes to be able to recognize, listen and cooperate with more-than-human beings.
eca will commission climate refugees, climate activists and climate witnesses to design ecopedagogical workshops, interdisciplinary and experimental methodologies towards ecological literacies that bring together empirical and trained approaches.
embodied climate agency — eca generates spaces for listening to environmental phenomena through the situated and embodied knowledge of climate witnesses in conversation with a territory.
embodied climate agency - eca, is an intersectional, interdisciplinary and interspecies platform that amplifies embodied and situated knowledge of the climate crisis through conversations with climate refugees as climate experts. Through first-person accounts and eco-literacy workshops, eca is an ecosystem and network that seeks to diversify knowledge in relation to climate justice. By contributing to a redistribution of voices, legitimacy and resources, eca ultimately seeks to amplify responses to the climate crisis.
eca starts from the following questions: What approaches and translations are needed to understand the climate crisis beyond mere abstraction? Who leads the current discourse on the climate crisis, which voices are heard and which remain unheard, and how do current cognitive hierarchies reproduce neocolonial verticalities? How can the changes brought about by the environmental-social crisis contribute to dismantling structures rooted in modern/colonial logics? How can we move towards transboundary cooperation beyond the rhetoric of “salvation”? Ultimately, how can we actively move towards an accessible and inclusive planetary stewardship? Approaching geo-trauma through horizontal spaces, eca seeks to expand the understanding of ecological events and to imagine unconventional forms of multi-species reparation.