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Opening: The Anthropocene Project

Workshop - Berlin

10.01.2013 – 13.01.2013

Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

Video of Will Steffen's Keynote Speech

Videos from all Interviews during the Event

Over the next two years the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin will facilitate a transdisciplinary investigation into the Anthropocene hypothesis, which states that Earth has entered a new geological epoch in which mankind has become a dominant geophysical force itself. Man's current acts and omissions are not merely historical but have a "geohistorical" scope, leaving a tangible discontinuity in the geological timescale.

"The Anthropocene Project" of the HKW sets out to explore the scientific and conceptual challenges as well as the imaginary possibilities of this proposed new epoch. The project will utilize methods of research and presentation from the sciences as well as the arts, while traversing the intellectual and disciplinary boundaries between culture, science, technology and politics. Cooperation partners are the Max Planck Society, Deutsches Museum, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (all Munich), and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (Potsdam).

From Jan 10-13, 2013 "The Anthropocene Project" will be launched with a large, discourse-oriented event, featuring contributions by scientists, thinkers, artists, writers, Filmmakers and performers. Multiple formats are programmed over the course of the four days, allowing the participants to address the Anthropocene issue with a spectrum of intriguing questions and answers providing all guests to take an itinerant role in engagement and discussion.

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