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Introducing the Anthropocene

A Study Session with Alex Vasudevan

07 Apr 2016

In recent years, a growing chorus of scientists and policy-makers have highlighted the role that humans have played in shaping the contemporary global environment. It is increasingly accepted that we now live in an epoch of environmental change decisively shaped by anthropogenic activity. In this introductory session, we ask: what is the Anthropocene and what does it mean to live in an era of intense climate change? This is a question that has been taken up by artists – both locally and internationally – and we will examine the different creative imaginaries that have flourished in response to the Anthropocene.

 

Alexander Vasudevan is Assistant Professor of Cultural and Historical Geography at the University of Nottingham. He is the author of Metropolitan Preoccupations: The Spatial Politics of Squatting (2015). His current research focuses on radical politics, urban squatting and the wider geographies of contemporary precarity as well as the contemporary artistic practice and the environmental humanities. 

 

6.30 - 8.30pm
 
Free, Booking Required
 

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