Obieg No. 6: Terradeformation

Edited by Krzysztof Gutfrański

Obieg No. 6 takes on board issues related to the environmental and social consequences of natural resource exploitation in Latin America, analyzing analogies with the current situation in Poland. The leitmotif of the issue draws on the observations of Alberto Acosta Espinosa, a writer, politician, and president of the Ecuadorian Constituent Assembly in 2008, at the time of its ratification of the first legislation in the history of the world to recognize the rights of nature. The Ecuadorian Constitution acknowledged that nature in all its life forms “has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles and that people owe Nature a duty of care. The legislation thereby affirmed the fundamental equal right to survival of animate and inanimate matter. It signified the end of exploitation of the natural resources of the country.

Obieg is a quarterly magazine on art and culture, providing an interface for combining different narrative formulas with cutting-edge networking outside of the dominant art hubs. Obieg appears in four thematic issues a year, available online free of charge, in bilingual versions: Polish and English. It documents the present state of "global contemporary" art by combining critique and in-depth theoretical texts with non-academic investigations,essays, and images.


View from the building complex of abandoned hydro power station Tranque Sloman near Maria Elena, Atacama, Chile. Photo: Krzyszof Gutfrański, 2015.

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