How might planetary research and practice contribute to collective yet divergent responsibility for planetary troubles?

The Planetarities series investigates the rise of research and practice that attends to earthly and planetary concerns, which are unfolding at a time of multiple environmental crises. Drawing on, extending and reworking Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s notion of “planetarity”, the series takes up the distinct types of “planet-thought” and “planet-feeling” that emerge at this moment of planetary distress. The series engages with the multiple planetarities that materialize by undoing the abstractions of globalism, by expanding beyond the consolidations of the universal human, and by working towards new connections and collectives that are differentially tied to the planet.

This transdisciplinary series seeks to advance theoretical, experimental and practice-based work in the area of Planetarities as a diverse and wide-ranging set of investigations that share a sense of urgency in relation to planetary troubles.

The Planetarities series is co-edited by Jennifer Gabrys, Ros Gray, and Shela Sheikh. It is published by Goldsmiths Press and distributed by MIT Press.

The first title—Manifestos by Édouard Glissant and Patrick Chamoiseau—was published in September 2022.

The second title—Making the World Clean by Françoise Vergès—is planned for publication in 2024.