XRU Library

Through our connections across departments and campuses we have the power to create an incredible collective library of books, articles and media suggestions to help each other diversify, decolonise and navigate our understanding the climate crisis.

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Decolonise Your Mind

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‘What are you doing to dismantle your middle class white privilege when participating in XR protests?’

Bae Sharam

Explores decolonisation within XR, with multiple links and resources

‘It is not just a bunch of flowers’

Kevin Blowe

Netpol Coordinator questions XR’s police relationship, in relation to flowers sent to Brixton Police Station during the October Rebellion

4 Activists Explain Why Migrant Justice Is Climate Justice

Maia Wilker

“If we aren’t in solidarity with refugees, migrants, and people displaced by climate change, war, and violence, we are doing ourselves a disservice.”

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The Science

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The Great Animal Orchestra

Bernie Krause

Bernie Krause explores interspecies communication through sound and the impact of the noise of the industrial society.

The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future

David Wallace-Wells

David Wallace Wells, a journalist, brings to life scientific research about the very possible consequences of climate breakdown. A heavy read: the truth is terrifying.

I’ve condensed the IPCC report into a cheat sheet. It’s more terrifying than you can imagine

Sarah Wilson

A cheat sheet to understanding the damning IPCC report

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The Arts

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Performance and the City

D.J Hopkins, Shelley Orr, Kim Solga (Eds.)

‘To consider the multi-faceted ways in which performance itself is recognized as an instrument for both understanding and producing urban meaning’ (p.7)

Fair Play. Art, Performance and Neoliberalism

Jen Harvie

Jen Harvie offers an understanding of social movements within the structure of performance where participation is not exclusively for artists but for everyone enhancing their social engagement.

Social Works: Performing Art, Supporting Publics

Shannon Jackson

 ‘It is my contention that some socially engaged art can be distinguished from others by the degree to which they provoke reflection on the contingent systems that support the management of life’ (p.29)

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The Politics

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This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Naomi Klein

Climate change isn’t about carbon, it’s about capitalism. An expose of the concerted efforts of industry to perpetuate climate denialism. Klein’s analysis calls us to recognise that climate change cannot only be stopped within the frames of neoliberalism as neoliberalism causes the disaster we face.

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Rebellious Material

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Activism! Direct Action, Hacktivism, and the future of Society.

Tim Jordan

‘Transgression is an assault on the way social norms, beliefs, inequalities and oppressions are reproduced’ (p.32)


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