The outdoor recreation economy (ORE) is where land, labor, and leisure collide. Mara MacDonell explores the complexities and complications behind the apparent rise of ORE, including housing insecurity, economic inequality, and environmental degradation.
Indian artist Jagannath Panda is known for his play imagination of urban life. Sreyashi Ray explores how it uses rich textiles and figures to highlight the intersection of human and other-than-human issues that resonate with viewers from all around the world.
Once a fringe event, Fat Bear Week has recently come to the attention of mainstream media. Margaret McGuirk argues that this seemingly frivolous program in fact gives us an opportunity to revel in a queered view of nature.
Internet aesthetic niches are not often seen as climate solutions. However, Madi Whaley argues that the gremlincore aesthetic, focusing on lesser-loved things in nature, serves as an environmental ethic rooted in abundance.
By looking at a recent case study in Botswana, Anna Carlson & Kimberly Thomas explore convivial conservation as a clever, balanced way to address the needs of both wildlife and people.
Samm Newton interviews Dr. Christina Gerhardt about her 2023 book Sea Change, which is a collection of essays, a history of connection, and a window into island nations facing an uncertain future.
The editorial board recommends environmental readings from the archives—on topics ranging from the Anthropocene to environmental art to blue humanities.
In this review of Ron Broglio’s Animal Revolution, Taylin Nelson investigates how animals resist human structures and technologies and how Broglio’s book acts as a field guide for humans.
From the high vantage point of the “Hermann the German” statue in New Ulm, Minnesota, Ryan Hellenbrand and Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand explore the settler stories inscribed on stolen Dakota homeland, casting a thought-provoking spotlight on the intricate tapestry of history and belonging in the region.
Svenja Engelmann-Kewitz reviews Heather Davis’s book Plastic Matter, which theorizes the queer potentials and complex legacies of plastic.