Wednesday, 28 January 2015

The Anthropocene - the geological concept highlighting that humans have had a fundamental influence on the geological epoch, increasingly transgressing planetary limits - is held to mark the end of the nature/culture divide. Nature can no longer be taken for granted, imagined to be fixed and immutable, but is instead understood as an active agent, as ecological threats and risks increasingly dominate our thinking. Culture - human action - is no longer something that operates in a separate sphere but produces the scientific phenomena that it once set out merely to observe. This series of seven workshops aims to explore what the end of the nature/culture divide means for living in the anthropocene.

Critical Approaches to Big Data - convenor Phil Hammond
(5 June 2015, LSBU)

Policing the Anthropocene - convenor Anna Fiegenbaum
(3 July 2015, Bournemouth)

De-Naturalising Disasters - convenors David Chandler and Camilla Royle
(18 September 2015, Westminster)

Biotechnology, Biopolitics and the Biocapital - convenor Paul Rekret
(23 October 2015, Richmond)

Decolonising the Anthropocene - convenor Olivia Rutazimbwa
(27 November 2015, Royal Geographical Society)

(Date TBC, Southampton)

(28 April 2016, Westminster)