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The Anthropocene Project | An Opening

HKW Talk with Dipesh Chakrabarty and Bernd Scherer

The Anthropocene is a crisis: population growth, wars over the distribution of wealth, in addition to global warming, the extinction of species, and environmental pollution . . . In the best of cases, crises force us to understand and approach things in a different way. Or, as historian Dipesh Chakrabarty puts it in a conversation with Bernd M. Scherer, “Nothing helps us like a disaster.” A plea for a new conception of society and the political.

HKW Talk on the Anthropocene - Dipesh Chakrabarty
With Dipesh Chakrabarty (University of Chicago) and Bernd Scherer (Director Haus der Kulturen der Welt)