Thank you for visiting ClimaCom!

ClimaCom content will soon be available in English.

Check the current call for articles, essays, reviews and artistic productions:

“The Cosmopolitics of image” until November 15, 2017.

Editors from Issue 10 (2017) – Susana Dias and Sebastian Wiedemann

Our contemporaneity has been choosing the image as its regime of truth, however, in an intempestive gesture, we prefer to believe that we live in a post-truth era (Lapoujade). An era in which the image has to become eminently speculative to be able to resist the coming barbarism (Stengers). Far from being correlative or an ascertainment of the world, it has to become the possibility of coming worlds. It has to become our ally in the creation of new and unthought modes of being together. As reality in itself, we have to liberate it from our sad anthropocentric desire and let its cosmopolitical potency emerge. It must not represent anything, but rather be the portal that brings the presence, apprehensions of worlds in constant formation. The notion of cosmopolitics, very important to Stengers and Latour, in the encounter with the image, in our view, requires that the visualities and sonorities empower themselves with a cosmogenetic potency. By force of habit, we speak of “image”, but image is what is always coming. We operate visualities, sonorities, and the (dis)encounters between them, so that image is not the already given, but rather what makes and remakes itself, what folds and unfolds itself incessantly. The struggle for not letting it stagnate, so that image is always a new image of thought (Deleuze). In this dossier we aim to gather the most diverse modes through which a cosmopolitics of image can operate. If every political gesture is that in which a relation of tension of the forces between bodies is at stake (Spinoza), it has to happen including the interior cosmos. Stengers says that cosmopolitics is always about a mise en égalité and not of a mise en equivalence. Namely, there is not a common measure, but a common measuring of differing, of becoming, since there is not an a priori weWe, as well as the image of thought, is what has to be infinitely experimented. Thus, the being together claims an act of constant creation that, we intuit, which can be very fecund in the sensible field of sonorities and visualities. What can sonorities and visualities do when they become an anti-narcissistic gesture of ourselves (Viveiros de Castro) and, conversely, are a pure encounter with the worlds? We believe that these encounters can make the most unthought modes of existence (Souriau) and of ecologies of practices (Stengers) and of experience (Manning, Massumi) emerge, which help us to resist the catastrophic times in which the communication of climate changes usually takes image its hostage.


Submission guidelines

ClimaCom accepts articles, essays, reviews and artistic productions in any format (video, photography etc.). The texts may be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

The texts may be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.

Please submit texts as Word, Open Office or RTF documents.

If you have any enquiries please contact us.

Email submissions to: