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Anna Tsing: Patchy Anthropocene

A keynote talk by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing on the Patchy Anthropocene: the feral impacts of infrastructure.

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Mandag 10. juni 2024,  kl. 14:30 - 16:15


Tåsingegade 3, Building: 1441 room 112.

A keynote talk by Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing on the Patchy Anthropocene: the feral impacts of infrastructure.

The Centre for Environmental Humanities and the Environmental Media and Aesthetics research program at Aarhus University are hosting this keynote talk by professor Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing. Tsing’s talk on the Patchy Anthropocene is open to all and organised as part of the PhD summer school in Environmental Humanities and Media which in 2024 takes as its theme Transdisciplinary Methods.

The summer school is also supported by the PhD programs Anthropology, Global Studies and the Study of Religion and ICT, Media, Communication and Journalism.

For more info, contact professor Heather Swanson (ikshswanson@cas.au.dk) or professor Jussi Parikka (parikka@cc.au.dk) who are also the co-organisers of the Summer School.

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
Patchy Anthropocene: the feral impacts of infrastructure 

Global climate change policy is not enough: environmental damage emerges patch by patch.  It is up close and personal as well as planetary.  Perhaps what we need is a “field guide” to the feral, that is, to nonhuman responses to human building projects that are out of human control: from noxious weeds to plagues to over-the-top carbon-dioxide emissions. This talk shows how we might address the Anthropocene in its granular particularity—while still attending to the global and the planetary.

Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Aarhus University, Denmark, where she co-directed Aarhus University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA) with Nils Bubandt from 2013 to 2018. Anna is a co-editor of Feral Atlas: the More-Than-Human Anthropocene, and the author of The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins (2015), Friction: An ethnography of global connection (2005), and In the Realm of the Diamond Queen: Marginality in an out-of-the-way place (1993).