Afterimage's recent relaunch with the University of California Press integrates the journal's legacy of contemporary arts and media criticism with an expanded commitment to scholarly essays. As part of this mission, the editorial team wanted to approach the journal as a unique venue for academics to respond to urgent issues by more regularly publishing curated forums called dossiers. For the current dossier, we decided to tackle the most profound challenge we face on a global scale: environmental disaster. We also believe that any consideration of the contemporary—Afterimage's focus—must grapple with our current and escalating climate crisis. We invited contributors with this prompt:...

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