About After Oil

After Oil is an ongoing series of research events designed to explore, critically and creatively, the cultural politics of energy use in the context of climate change and energy transition.

After Oil is committed to new ways of developing and sharing scholarly research to generate action on climate crisis.

To date, this has taken the form of collaboratively authored, open-access books written over a short period of time by a large collection of authors, artists, academics, policymakers, and activists, and the staging of events designed to engage diverse communities about energy futures. The After Oil Collective is continuously in process, both with respect to the number of individuals involved and the number of projects in which any individual is involved.

As communicative practices change and develop, future After Oil events will explore new and innovative ways to put critical scholarship to work.