Imaging the Anthropocene

Anthropocene Campus, ©Sera Cakal

Presented by Wolfgang Lucht and Philipp Oswalt

The concept of the Anthropocene as developed by science still remains peculiarly flat and colorless, lacking cultural nuance and historical depth. By exploring the history of images and diagrams of the Earth, charting how the scientific realization of Earth as a complex planet with a convoluted history has unfolded, we sharpen our perspective on imaginaries of alternative futures in a warmer, less stable, highly utilized world that might see a transformation of social patterns and infrastructures much deeper than commonly discussed.

Developed by Wolfgang Lucht (Potsdam-Institut für Klimafolgenforschung/ Geographisches Institut, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Philipp Oswalt (architect, Berlin), and Sverker Sörlin (Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm). See also the Campus seminar on “Imaging the Anthropocene”.

Recording: Video / Audio