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Espace de veille collaborative "Arts de la scène à l'ère de l'anthropocène"

Jan Zalasiewicz: The Anthropocene as a potential new unit of the Geological Time Scale. Newcastle University. The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it. After 200,000 years of modern humans on a 4.5 billion-year-old Earth, we have arrived at new point in history: the Anthropocene.

The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it

The change has come upon us with disorienting speed. [Conférence-lecture] Anthropocène. Objectif terre: vivre l’Anthropocène. 31 mars 2017, Pénitencier de Sion (Valais, Suisse).

Objectif terre: vivre l’Anthropocène

Un crâne de cerf du Valais central pris dans un enchevêtrement de filets et de piquets. C’est l’une des images qui m’a le plus frappé dans l’exposition “Objectif terre: vivre l’Anthropocène” visitée à Sion au Musée de la Nature. Située dans la salle “Des territoires surexploités”, cette pièce illustrait les manières dont le découpage du territoire est une atteinte directe à la biodiversité. Le cerf en question en a fait les frais, puisqu’il a visiblement a “terminé son existence avec des piquets et un filet emmêlés dans ses bois.” nous dit le site de l’exposition. Si celle-ci est organisée au Musée de la Nature, elle ne sa cantonne pas à la dimension géologique du phénomène, ce qui serait absurde puisque son propos est justement de montrer que : “les problèmes environnementaux contemporains qui en découlent dépassent largement la seule thématique du climat.

Objectif Terre: Vivre l’Anthropocène - Musées cantonaux du Valais. « Objectif Terre : Vivre l’Anthropocène » présente les incidences des activités humaines sur la planète et les enjeux pour la société.

Objectif Terre: Vivre l’Anthropocène - Musées cantonaux du Valais

Récompensée par le Prix Expo 2016 de l’Académie suisse des sciences naturelles, elle est prolongée jusqu’au 2 avril 2017. «Objectif Terre» est une exposition pionnière qui thématise et rend sensible la notion d’Anthropocène. Vies d’ordures. Du 22 mars au 14 août 2017Mucem J4 – Niveau 2 (1 200 m²) Exposer les manières dont les sociétés produisent, traitent, s’approprient et transforment les restes, apparait comme un enjeu central pour un musée de société comme le Mucem.

Vies d’ordures

Basée sur des enquêtes ethnographiques, cette exposition propose un voyage autour de la Méditerranée à la découverte des gestes des hommes et des femmes qui vivent des déchets. En montrant les façons dont nous les collectons, les trions, les réparons, les transformons, avec l’inventivité de la nécessité, elle dessine un monde d’échanges et de transferts autour de ces restes qui s’avèrent bien davantage que de simples rebuts. Anthropocene exhibit Sion. Baptiste Morizot: Comment raconter l’anthropocène aux humains ? Ambi 36 08 06 614 621. Subcomission on Quaternary Stratigraphy, ICS » Working Groups. You are in: Home » Working Groups What is the 'Anthropocene'?

Subcomission on Quaternary Stratigraphy, ICS » Working Groups

- current definition and status The 'Anthropocene' is a term widely used since its coining by Paul Crutzen and Eugene Stoermer in 2000 to denote the present time interval, in which many geologically significant conditions and processes are profoundly altered by human activities. Working group convenor: Dr Jan Zalasiewicz (Leicester) e-mail: jaz1@le.ac.uk Members: Working Group communications: Nous sommes entrés dans l’anthropocène, affirment des minéralogistes. L’industrie humaine et l’ingéniosité ont plus fait pour diversifier et distribuer les minéraux sur la Terre que tout ce qui s’est passé depuis l’émergence de l’oxygène, il y a environ 2,2 milliards d’années !

Nous sommes entrés dans l’anthropocène, affirment des minéralogistes

C’est ce qu’affirment quatre chercheurs, dans un article publié mercredi 1er mars dans la revue American Mineralogist. A Non-secular Anthropocene: Spirits, Specters and Other Nonhumans in a Time of Environmental Change. 2017.01.16 | Mia Korsbæk Speakers Mayanthi Fernando (University of California, Santa Cruz)Samantha Hurn (University of Exeter)Bronislaw Szerszynski (Lancaster University) Jennifer Deger (James Cook University)Morten Axel Pedersen (University of Copenhagen) Astrid Oberborbeck Andersen (University of Copenhagen) Heather Swanson (Aarhus University)Nils Bubandt (Aarhus University)John Moran (Stanford University)Michael Vine (Cambridge University) Free admission and coffee, all are welcome!

A Non-secular Anthropocene: Spirits, Specters and Other Nonhumans in a Time of Environmental Change

Conference program TBA For more information contact Mia Korsbæk (korsbaek@cas.au.dk) or Nils Bubandt (bubandt@cas.au.dk). Venue information: www.koncertkirken.dk Conference abstract. Sharon Macdonald, Tony Bennett & Arjun Appadurai – THING. Hervé Regnauld : L’événement anthropocène. Hervé Regnauld.

Hervé Regnauld : L’événement anthropocène.

Thinking through the Anthropocene - Arts Sustainability Residency Report 2016. SAGE Journals: Your gateway to world-class journal research. 15 before-and-after images that show how we're transforming the planet. Solving environmental problems in the Anthropocene: the need to bring novel theoretical advances into the applied ecology fold. Home. Call for Papers: Postcards from the Anthropocene - Creative Carbon Scotland. This opportunity comes from the University of Edinburgh’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.

Call for Papers: Postcards from the Anthropocene - Creative Carbon Scotland

If the emergence of the Anthropocene implies an epistemological shift, how might this transform the way we think about representation and, more specifically, its geopolitics? What kinds of representations carry significant material, metaphorical and methodological implications for this question, and can help us to ‘situate’ ourselves – if that is a still viable term – in our new conditions of groundlessness and scalelessness? This symposium proposes to explore this through the motif of ‘Postcards from the Anthropocene’. The postcards that we imagine are documentary space-time snapshots, which convey complex assemblages of dynamic, non-linear, unpredictable, ad-hoc networks between interdependent and trans-scalar actants. Two kinds of submissions are invited. 1) a 300-word abstract of a proposed conference presentation; postcardsfromtheanthropocene@gmail.com. The Anthropos.Scene (groupe Facebook) Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever.

In 2003 the Australian philosopher Glenn Albrecht coined the term solastalgia to mean a “form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change”.

Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

Albrecht was studying the effects of long-term drought and large-scale mining activity on communities in New South Wales, when he realised that no word existed to describe the unhappiness of people whose landscapes were being transformed about them by forces beyond their control. He proposed his new term to describe this distinctive kind of homesickness.

Where the pain of nostalgia arises from moving away, the pain of solastalgia arises from staying put. Where the pain of nostalgia can be mitigated by return, the pain of solastalgia tends to be irreversible. Solastalgia is not a malady specific to the present – we might think of John Clare as a solastalgic poet, witnessing his native Northamptonshire countryside disrupted by enclosure in the 1810s – but it has flourished recently. Adventures in the Anthropocene by Gaia Vince – review. UN scholars have calculated that within the next 10 years the degradation of farm and grazing land could turn 50 million people into migrants: put them together and they would add up to the planet’s 28th largest nation. Almost simultaneously, another UN agency calculated that in the last 25 years, another 3% of the planet’s forests had been burned or felled: 129 million hectares of root, branch and canopy.

Assemble all those charred stumps in one place and you have an area the size of South Africa. Once you have read Gaia Vince’s book, you start to register the scale of change in a fast-changing world. Historicizing the Anthropocene: A Peek at Paris. Historians love questions of dating and chronology, and there are two questions about dating the Anthropocene. First, stratigraphy and other sciences have been searching for physical evidence for when measurable, large-scale, human-driven environmental change began. Common landmarks include the Neolithic, industrial, and nuclear eras. Second is the question of when humans became aware of large-scale anthropogenic environmental change, a question for cultural and intellectual history. In his Epochs of Nature (1778), the Comte de Buffon wrote “The entire face of the Earth today bears the imprint of human power,” so we know that this awareness dates at least to the 1700s.1 My own research deals with urban environmental history, and I am completing a book manuscript entitled The Fragility of Urban Modernity: Space, Technology, and Nature in Paris, 1870-1914.

One major project Bechmann worked on was removing a polluted river, the Bièvre, from Paris’s landscape. La philosophie au programme: Anthropocène : vidéos / émissions radiophoniques / textes. The Anthropocene epoch: scientists declare dawn of human-influenced age. Humanity’s impact on the Earth is now so profound that a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – needs to be declared, according to an official expert group who presented the recommendation to the International Geological Congress in Cape Town on Monday.

The new epoch should begin about 1950, the experts said, and was likely to be defined by the radioactive elements dispersed across the planet by nuclear bomb tests, although an array of other signals, including plastic pollution, soot from power stations, concrete, and even the bones left by the global proliferation of the domestic chicken were now under consideration. The current epoch, the Holocene, is the 12,000 years of stable climate since the last ice age during which all human civilisation developed. “If our recommendation is accepted, the Anthropocene will have started just a little before I was born,” he said.

But Lord Rees added that there is also cause for optimism. Anthropocène Monument. À travers le festival la Novela, la ville de Toulouse s'est associée depuis 2012 avec Bruno Latour. Directeur de recherche à Sciences Po Paris, Bruno Latour est lauréat du Prix Holberg pour l'ensemble de son œuvre, à la frontière entre l'histoire des sciences, l'esthétique, la sociologie et le politique. "Anthropocène Monument" s'attache aux bouleversements scientifiques, sociologiques, environnementaux et artistiques contemporains communément regroupés sous le nom d'"Anthropocène". Ce terme désigne une nouvelle époque géologique, dominée par l'action humaine, un temps pendant lequel l'espèce humaine est devenue la force de transformation principale de la terre et dont les origines remontent à la révolution industrielle.

L'"Anthropocène" dépasse le domaine géologique, il est synonyme d'un ensemble vertigineux de questions éthiques, politiques et scientifiques. Theconversation. The idea of the Anthropocene was conceived by Earth System scientists to capture the very recent rupture in Earth history arising from the impact of human activity on the Earth System as a whole.(1,2) Stop. Read that again. Tentacular Thinking: Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene - Journal #75 September 2016 - e-flux. We are all lichens. — Scott Gilbert, “We Are All Lichens Now” Think we must. We must think.

—Stengers and Despret, Women Who Make a Fuss What happens when human exceptionalism and bounded individualism, those old saws of Western philosophy and political economics, become unthinkable in the best sciences, whether natural or social? Seriously unthinkable: not available to think with. Biological sciences have been especially potent in fermenting notions about all the mortal inhabitants of the Earth since the imperializing eighteenth century. With all the unfaithful offspring of the sky gods, with my littermates who find a rich wallow in multispecies muddles, I want to make a critical and joyful fuss about these matters.

My first demon familiar in this task will be a spider, Pimoa cthulhu, who lives under stumps in the redwood forests of Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, near where I live in North Central California. L’Anthropocène et l’esthétique du sublime. Pour Jean-Baptiste Fressoz, la force de l’idée d’Anthropocène n’est pas conceptuelle, scientifique ou heuristique : elle est avant tout esthétique. Dans cet article, l’auteur revient, pour en pointer les limites, sur les ressorts réactivés de cette esthétique occidentale et bourgeoise par excellence, vilipendée par différents courants critiques. Il souligne qu’avant d’embrasser complètement l’Anthropocène, il faut bien se rappeler que le sublime n’est qu’une des catégories de l’esthétique, qui en comprend d’autres (le tragique, le beau…) reposant sur d’autres sentiments (l’harmonie, la douleur, l’amour…), peut-être plus à même de nourrir une esthétique du soin, du petit, du local dont l’agir écologique a tellement besoin.

Aussi sidérant, spectaculaire ou grandiloquent qu’il soit, le concept d’Anthropocène ne désigne pas une découverte scientifique[1]. Il ne représente pas une avancée majeure ou récente des sciences du système-terre. . [2] W. Conference: “Culture and the Anthropocene” - Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society - LMU Munich. Co-sponsored by the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society at LMU Munich and the Alexander von Humboldt Transatlantic Network in the Environmental Humanities Venue: RCC and IBZ Conference report (PDF, 359 KB) Lexicon for an Anthropocene Yet Unseen — Cultural Anthropology. The idea of an Anthropocene has spread with astonishing speed, dislodging familiar terms like nature and environment from their customary preeminence as signs of the world beyond ourselves.

These developments pose a peculiar challenge for those of us in anthropology. To be sure, everyone suddenly seems to share our concern for that singular creature, anthropos. Yet, the Anthropocene is a gift armed with teeth, with a hau of demands and reciprocal tethers that have left many anthropologists rightly cautious about embracing its tale of an overwhelming human agency. What would it take, we wonder, to see this time and its configurations, agencies, and effects otherwise? With this lexicon we hope to develop a resource that is helpful for this task. Colloque « Penser l’Anthropocène » THINKING THE ANTHROPOCENE Paris, 13-14-15 November 2013 Jointly organised by Sciences Po, EHESS (Centre Alexandre Koyré), the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, the National Museum of Natural History and the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy With the support of Presses de Sciences Po, Editions du Seuil and Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain ORGANISING COMMITTEE Donato Bergandi (MNHN) Guillaume Blanc (UVSQ) Christophe Bonneuil (Centre Alexandre Koyré, CNRS & EHESS) Patrick Degeorges (Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy) Kari De Pryck (Sciences Po) François Gemenne (UVSQ / Sciences Po) Clive Hamilton (Charles Sturt University) Grégory Quenet (UVSQ) Environmental Humanities, a new challenge for researchAn event convened by Donato Bergandi, Patrick Degeorges and Grégory Quenet Note : This event will be held in French.

Future Earth launches new magazine for the Anthropocene. Anthropocene: Innovation in the Human Age is a print, digital and live magazine that taps the best minds in independent journalism to explore a new era in human history. Future Earth and other leading voices in global science and sustainability have launched the first magazine focused on the challenges facing humanity as we enter a new epoch, the Anthropocene. Anthropocene: Innovation in a Human Age was introduced at the United Nations Habitat III summit in Quito, Ecuador. Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Cities are the new laboratories of evolution. Home - Creative Climate Leadership. Ecological Futures: Contemporary Art and Anthropocene Studies. Anthropocene-curriculum. Deep Time Chicago. The Anthropocene Project. Art (and activism) in the age of the Anthropocene - Berliner Festspiele Blog. The Great Clamor for climate justice – Anthropocene-radio.org.

Institut Momentum. Embracing the Vulnerability of Others – The CSPA. Why efforts to define the Anthropocene must be more inclusive and transparent. Involve social scientists in defining the Anthropocene.