March 1, 2024 | Category: Keynote Speaker

Keynote at Cycle de Conférences en Anthropologie

Cristobal Bonelli

Cristobal Bonelli presented the Keynote “ŒMISSIONS Unveiled: Rethinking Emissions Reduction Beyond the Lithium-Ion Battery Black Box”. The event was organised by the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains Université libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.

In his Keynote, Cristobal Bonelli introduced the concept of intercalation, inspired by battery chemistry, as an ethnographic concept which partially connects Chile, China, and Norway, he argued that emission reduction projects must be scrutinised for the omissions they generate. He offered the term ŒMISSIONS to encapsulate this simultaneous process and interconnectedness, with the ligature "Œ" intricately linking omissions and emissions; ŒMISSIONS interweaves the emissions we aim to reduce with the hidden omissions that accompany technological progress.