It’s All Happening So Fast

A Counter-History of the Modern Canadian Environment
Publication, November 2016

In an age of unprecedented human impact on the planet, we urgently need to reflect on the fundamental assumptions and prejudices that justify our actions. New narratives are needed, and the case of Canada is just one example of the striking contradiction between an idealized vision of nature and the more complex and troubling reality.

The book is edited by Lev Bratishenko and Mirko Zardini, it accompanies an exhibition on view from November 2016 to April 2017, and presents fifteen case studies that are contextualized by five interviews. With contributions by Taiaiake Alfred, Brian Brennan, Dean Bavington, David R. Boyd, David Cayley, Douglas Coupland, Elizabeth R. DeSombre, Caroline Desbiens, Emily Eaton, David Gray-Donald, Marianne Nicolson, Andrew Nikiforuk, Margo Pfeiff, Christopher Pollon, John Ralston Saul, Ed Struzik, David Suzuki, Martha Troian, Charles Wilkins, Terri-Lynn Williams-Davidson, Chris Windeyer, and Graeme Wynn.

Softcover, 368 pages. Co-published with Jap Sam Books in English and French. Graphic design by Christian Lange and Ibrahim Öztaş.

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