Fossil fuel extraction and electric power generation are intricately tied to how we use and relate to land and ecosystems. What are the histories and legacies of power extraction and generation in California? Specifically, how is our electric power in Santa Cruz generated and distributed now? How could it be done differently? Where are the oil wells in California and who lives near them? What are the connections between energy and wildfires? Energy and water quality? Energy and human health? Human systems of energy production and non-human ecologies?
We are programming sound installations and art performances by visiting artists, as well as discussions with local experts and other events on the theme of energy.