Making space for studying Anthropocene-related changes can occur intentionally through the creation of institutions and other projects, but it can just as easily occur by coincidence. These two case studies exemplify how different types of spaces – both intentional and accidental – come to form the many areas in which research on the Anthropocene is able to happen.
Technological Demilitarized Zone: Digital Technologies and the Conservation of Cranes
Political ecologist Myung-Ae Choi discusses her research into human-crane entanglements with the digital technology that is being used to aid rewilding processes in an accidental conservation zone that has emerged in the Demilitarized Zone between North and South Korea.
Curator Jahnavi Phalkey and designer Madhushree Kamak of the nonprofit Science Gallery Bengaluru present their “living exhibitions.” These creations expand the boundaries of research through atypical collaborations that draw in the general public for conversations on contemporary issues.