Welcome to the Misanthropocene (origins of Ecofeminism)

A.L. Steiner
2022



On view at the corner of NE 2nd Ave and 41 St, Miami FL 33137 in the Miami Deisgn District





A collaboration between DACRA, Bas
Fisher Invitational
, Bridge
Initiative
,and Otherwild

In the double billboard by Miami-born
artist A.L. Steiner in the Design
District
, a photo-collage projects the
term "ecofeminism", coined in 1974 byFrançoise d'Eaubonne in her
book Feminism or Death. Analyzing
ecological catastrophes from a gender
perspective, Ecofeminism delineates an
interconnectedness between
exploitation, oppression and the
destruction of nature enacted by
systemic patriarchy. Steiner’s
'Misanthropocene' relays d’Eaubonne’s
+ prolific land defenders such
as Berta Cáceres, Rachel
Carson
, Marjory Stoneman Douglas,Winona LaDuke, Wangari Maathai,Vandana Shiva, Penny Whetton, Grace Lee Boggs and so
many others’ tireless advocacy and
trailblazing work to remediate human-
based destruction. Devastatingly, an
average of four environmental
defenders are murdered
weekly worldwide
, with the US leading
statistically
in the devastation of
our beautiful planet.

In resisting the ruination ofsupremacist ideologies that permeate
our social systems, Steiner’s
billboards ask viewers to take a
longer look, in order for the specter
to become apparent.
Solutions to the multilayered
planetary human-made crises we are
experiencing (i.e., climate change,
climate chaos, global warming,
greenhouse effect, etc
), reside within
the concepts inherent in notions ofdegrowth.

Upcoming November 2022 programming
will include walking tours + planned
discussions amongst active
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Photo Credit: Luis Gomez
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