Industrial culture is radically transforming our planet, from human-induced global warming and accelerating mass extinctions to the wholesale reshaping of the Earth’s surface. What are the patterns of collective behavior that have led to this sweeping process of biophysical change, which has come to be known as “the Anthropocene?” How can culture be changed in response? This event brings together people whose work in environmental advocacy and the arts puts deliberately transformative strategies into play. By discussing their specific strategies, we hope to contribute to larger experiments in remaking culture.
Dr. Bernd M. Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Julia Adeney Thomas, Department of History, Notre Dame University
David Holmquist, Citizens Climate Lobby, Great Lakes Region
Free and open to the public!
Co-sponsored with support from the Goethe-Institut Chicago, the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois Chicago, and Deep Time Chicago.
Image: Benedikt Rugar, 2012