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The Anthropocene Project


Basic Cultural Research using the Means of Art and Science

Our notion of nature is now out of date. Humanity forms nature. This is the core premise of the Anthropocene thesis, announcing a paradigm shift in the natural sciences as well as providing new models for culture, politics, and everyday life. In a two-year project (2013/2014), HKW explored the hypothesis’ manifold implications for the sciences and arts. Cooperations and events in Berlin and all over the world continue the debate on the Anthropocene.

To project

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A Matter Theater | A Life

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Franck Leibovici, and guests

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A Matter Theater | Corporeality

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Yannis Hamilakis and Rana Dasgupta

Video – 0:49:09

Technosphere and Technoecology

A Matter Theater Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Peter K. Haff and Erich Hörl

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Petrogeology and Denial

A Matter Theater Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Naomi Oreskes and Colin P. Summerhayes

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Archaeology and Aesthetics

A Matter Theater Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Chus Martínez and Matt Edgeworth

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Water and Law

A Matter Theater Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Joyeeta Gupta and Davor Vidas

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A Matter Theater | Swinging

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 with Torsten Blume and Peter Wagner

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Human Impacts and Their Consequences (1/3)

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 A forum on the occasion of the first meeting of the Anthropocene Working Group