Anthropocene Lectures


2017–2018

Arkady Astapovich, untitled, 1920s

Arkady Astapovich, untitled, 1920s

The Anthropocene – the geological epoch of humanity – has established itself as a key concept within a wider scientific and social discourse. In the midst of the dramatic and destabilizing changes to the basic conditions for life on our planet wrought by it, new potentials for human action upon the Earth are to be explored asking: What forms of cooperation can arise from the new awareness of the human role in the increasing interlacing of nature and technology?

In the framework of the Anthropocene Lecture series, a number of prominent speakers accentuating the Anthropocene debate are being invited to respond to a topic that will be a central challenge for many generations to come. With McKenzie Wark, Christian Schwägerl, Helmuth Trischler, Julia Adeney Thomas, Amanda Machin, John McNeill, and many more. The lectures will take place at HKW and the partner institutions.

In cooperation with the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

In cooperation