The Global South is not a region. It is an archipelago of
islands that embody specific histories and conditions, where societies,
space, and bodies have been organized differently from the dominant
Western order. These islands have suffered under empire, colonialism, and
capitalist extraction – but they survived, and can suggest alternative
ways of thinking about the environment. Rights of Future Generations:
Conditions is a series of essays authored by the Triennial
participants, exploring such sites of environmental struggle and social
experimentation. The essays may be read both as an anticipation of
the themes of the Triennial, and as a complement to the works on
Conditions is an editorial collaboration with Africa is a Country, Ajam Media Collective, ArtReview, e-flux architecture, Jadaliyya, and Mada Masr – who are publishing the essays
online starting in August 2019.
Conditions will also be a book,
available at the Triennial in November 2019, and subsequently distributed
through the international trade.