Climate and Colonialism Research Partnership

2023 - 2026

with the Paul Mellon Centre


Autograph are partnering with the Paul Mellon Centre as part of their project researching and sharing visual and material culture produced in response to histories of colonialism and climate change


To provide a testing ground for transhistorical conversations and collaborations between the arts sector and other scholarly and community groups

ABOUT THE project

Autograph is delighted to be a partner on the Climate and Colonialism project led by Sria Chatterjee at the Paul Mellon Centre, working towards new and interdisciplinary understandings of British visual and material culture produced around and in response to the interrelated and enduring histories of colonialism, capitalism and climate change. Over the next three years, Autograph and the Paul Mellon Centre will collaborate on a series of events, publications and conversations that centre the relationship of the arts and environmental justice, starting with a collaboratively programmed conference taking place 13 - 15 March 2024. 



13 and 14 March, London and online
The arts have long been concerned with highlighting the ongoing histories of resource extraction and its repercussions. This two-day symposium asks: what happens next?

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project working group

The Climate and Colonialism project is led by Sria Chatterjee at the Paul Mellon Centre, working alongside a group of collaborators who will support and contribute to developing different interdisciplinary strands of the research project over the next three years. This working group includes Bindi Vora and Mark Sealy for Autograph, Debjani Bhattacharrya, Rachael Z. DeLue and Astrida Neimanis.

in partnership with

Banner image: Mónica Alcázar-Duarte, from the series Digital Clouds Don't Carry Rain, 2021 –, © and courtesy the artist. About the project: Wilfred Ukpong, By And by, I Will Carry This Burden of Hope, Till the Laments of my Child is Heard #2, 2017. From the series Blazing Century 1: Niger-Delta/Future-Cosmos. Courtesy of the artist and Blazing Century Studios.