Queer Ecologies of Extinction and the Multispecies Futures of the Baltic Sea

The project addresses multispecies ecologies of the Baltic Sea with questions around the politics of space and time – for instance time scales (modern history, natural history), life/death ecologies and ecosystem temporalities, paleoecology and geology – and intragenerational justice and ethics.

The aim of the project is to deepen ecological insights, stimulate cultural imagination, and invite ethical response to the multispecies futures and the queer ecologies of extinction in the Baltic Sea. The project explores questions such as: How can we understand ecologies of extinction in the context of the Baltic Sea with its deep pasts and futures? How can natural-scientific insights, heritage resources, philosophies of extinction and eco- and bioart be mobilised to open up questions of intergenerational justice and care in the context of the Baltic Sea, and, subsequently, to move from environmentally ethical thinking to action?

Research Leader: Marietta Radomska
The project forms part of The Seed Box: A MISTRA-FORMAS Environmental Humanities Collaboratory Phase 2

Date: 1 July 2020 – 31 March 2022

Project page on The Seed Box website.



Radomska, M. and C. Åsberg. 2021. Fathoming Postnatural Oceans: Towards a Low-Trophic Theory in the Practices of Feminist Posthumanities. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space. https://doi.org/10.1177/25148486211028542

Radomska, M., M. C. Rojo Gomez, M. Pevere and T. Haapoja. 2021. Non/Living Queerings, Undoing Certainties, and Braiding Vulnerabilities: A Collective Reflection. In: L. Benítez; E. Berger (eds.) “Arts in the time of pandemic”. Artnodes, no. 27: 1-10. UOC. http://doi.org/10.7238/a.v0i27.374989


Åsberg, C. and Radomska, 2021. “Environmental violence and postnatural oceans: Low trophic theory in the registers of feminist posthumanities”.  In Gender, Violence and Affect: Interpersonal, Institutional and Ideological Practices, edited by M. Husso, S. Karkulehto, T. Saresma, A. Laitila, J. Eilola and H. Siltala. London: Palgrave, pp. 265-285.

Åsberg, C., J. Holmstedt and Radomska. 2020. “Methodologies of Kelp: On Feminist Posthumanities, Transversal Knowledge Production and Multispecies Ethics in an Age of Entanglement” In: The Kelp Congress, edited by H. Mehti, N. Cahoon, and A. Wolfsberger, Svolvær: NNKS Press, pp. 11-23.

Events forming part of the project:

Seaside Arts and Low-trophic Imaginaries at The Community Garden Festival by The Seed Box: A MISTRA-Formas Environmental Humanities Collaboratory, 7-11 February 2022, online.

End of the Sea? Art and Science for Multispecies Futures, 13 December 2021, online.

Seaside Arts and Low-trophic Imaginaries: A State of the Art Network Mid-term Event, 30.09-1.10.2021, Ornö, Stockholm Archipelago, SE and online.

Other events and activities: 

Radomska, M. 2021. “Vems död räknas?/Whose death matters?“. A short video talk for Reclaiming Futures: Storying Change, an Environmental-Humanities popularising project.

Radomska, M. and C. Åsberg. 2021. “More than survival: weaving vulnerabilities, questioning certainties, mobilising resilience”. Keynote at det gode liv/The Sweetness of Living Symposium, Barents Spektakel Art Festival, Kirkenes, Norway.


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