At the end of World War II, major global powers engaged in massive dumping of several hundreds of thousands of tons of chemical warfare agents (CWA) such as mustard gas in the planet’s oceans.

One site for the dumping of European stocks was the Gotland Deep, where estimates suggest around 2000 tons of munitions were dumped. The majority of these stocks comprise mustard gas. In this collaborative project, we investigate questions of militarization, time, archives, toxicity, multispecies ecologies, and risk in the Anthropocene, as they coalesce in and around these underwater munitions dumps.

Participants: Astrida Neimanis, University of Sydney; Cecilia Åsberg and Lauren LaFauci, Gender Studies, Linköping University; Aleksija Neimanis, veterinary scientist based in Uppsala; Christina Fredengren, Stockholm University; Lissa Holloway-Attaway, University of Skövde.