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“You cannot have science without having many forms of knowledge underneath it, surrounding it, embedding it, some even on top of it. Science and knowledge should be seen in their contexts. We have to be aware that many of the Anthropocene concepts come from outside academia, from environmental grassroots initiatives.”
Jürgen Renn, science historian
“Claiming” addressed the political impact of the Anthropocene, the shifts of perspective between the individual and the collective, between global scale and local interests, and their manifestations in socio-political contexts.
The three case studies of the cluster Claiming were summarized in a joint discussion.
What kind of model can we use to better understand cases of “environmental violence,” situations where climate change and political or armed conflict get entangled?
Presented by Adrian Lahoud
Can we shape a better Anthropocene by co-creating landscapes within which both human and non-human nature can thrive?
Presented by Elena Bougleux, Arno Brandlhuber and Erle Ellis
Which elements of the socio-ecological spectrum are emphasized by the concept of the Anthropocene and which are screened out?
Presented by Marco Armiero and Will Steffen