Care, hope, resilience: critical emojis in the age of permacrisis
What is the connection between the current state of permanent crisis, now expressed in its own brand-new word,* and the proliferation of critical buzzwords in contemporary culture? Care, hope, resilience: ubiquitous in social commentary from academic research to popular journalism and social media, these terms behave more like emojis than elements of systematic thought. Are they useful short cuts to a comprehension of shifting social imaginaries in the age of permacrisis? Or a dangerous limitation of the mental energies we need to think our way to a more positive of future?