Filtering the Anthropocene

Anthropocene Campus, ©Sera Cakal

Presented by Marco Armiero and Will Steffen

Large, overarching global issues are closely connected with people’s concerns, livelihoods, well-being, etc., that matter at local and regional levels. Physical events and extreme climate phenomena can be understood in terms of their interaction with different positions in social settings and biophysical landscapes. We examine how anthropogenic experiences like these are filtered through the lens of the Anthropocene by selective processes, themselves being shaped by the politics of knowledge as well as preexisting ideas and societal frame conditions.

Developed by Marco Armiero (Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm), Will Steffen (Climate Change Institute, Australian National University, Canberra), and Amita Baviskar (Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi). See also the Campus Seminar on “Filtering the Anthropocene”.

Recording: Video / Audio