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Our notion of nature is now out of date.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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Anthropocene Campus | Filtering the Anthropocene

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 presented by Marco Armiero and Will Steffen; co-developed with Amita Baviskar

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Anthropocene Campus | Technosphere/Co-Evolution

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 presented by Jürgen Renn and Manfred Laubichler

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Anthropocene Campus | Anthropogenic Landscapes

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 presented by Elena Bougleux, Arno Brandlhuber and Erle Ellis

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Anthropocene Campus | Anthropocene Observatory – The Dark Abyss of Time

Sat, Nov 15, 2014 with Armin Linke, Territorial Agency / John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog

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Anthropocene Campus | Imaging the Anthropocene

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 presented by Wolfgang Lucht and Philipp Oswalt; co-developed with Sverker Sörlin

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Anthropocene Campus | Modeling Wicked Problems

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 presented by Paul Edwards, co-developed with Miriam Diamond and Pablo Jensen

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Anthropocene Campus | Slow Media

Fri, Nov 14, 2014 presented by Libby Robin and Helmuth Trischler; co-developed with Reinhold Leinfelder

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A Matter Theater | Corporeality

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

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A Matter Theater | Petrogeology and Denial

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

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A Matter Theater | Stratigraphy and Urbanism

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Geoffrey C. Bowker, Irka Hajdas, Simon Price and Etienne Turpin

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A Matter Theater | Apparatus

Sat, Oct 18, 2014 with Natascha Sadr Haghighian and John Tresch

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A Matter Theater | A Life

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