PLATFORM have been at the heart of a critique of corporations and carbon for more than twenty years. They have entered into long term partnerships with environmental ngos, appeared at Glastonbury, commissioned and created artworks, as well as produced books and films.
They have also founded a business that delivers micro renewable solutions for businesses and homes in London.
Their latest book, following on from the hugely important The Next Gulf, is The Oil Road, reviewed recently in the Guardian. The Next Gulf focused on Shell’s involvement in Nigeria. The Oil Road is focused on travels that Mika Minio Paluello in particular made along BP’s Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline from the Caspian to the Mediterranean. Exploring oil from experience on the ground is always more revealing. These books are always well researched, historically informed, thoroughly post-colonial and fascinating.