2013, Fri, Apr 26 — 2013, Mon, Aug 26

#1 Plan the Planet

Armin Linke | Mountain with Antennas, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2006 | Photo: Armin Linke

Armin Linke | Mountain with Antennas, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2006 | Photo: Armin Linke

In a series of short films, interviews and documentations, the first episode of the Anthropocene Observatory explores the processes behind the scenes: on the basis of considerations such as Buckminster Fuller's game theory during the Cold War and the first analyzes of the entire earth system – up to present forms of knowledge production and current measures adressing climate change.

From an expansionary modernist world-view to contemporary knowledge production and action on climate change through Earth-Systems modelling, the film documents how a number of international organisations are currently starting to deal with the implications of the Anthropocene.

How does the Anthropocene thesis reshape notions of social intervention? What role do the ever-evolving technologies play producing a permanent measurement data about the atmosphere ? What are the new institutions of the Anthropocene?

A project by Armin Linke, Territorial Agency (John Palmesino und Ann-Sofi Rönnskog) and Anselm Franke