The Anthropocene Campus
Location: Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin
Conveners: Bernd Scherer (Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt) and Jürgen Renn (Director, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science)
Call for Applications (PDF, 41 KB)
Program (PDF, 750 KB)
Conference Report (PDF, 200 KB)
From 14–22 November 2014, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) will host the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, a multi-disciplinary setting to probe an exemplary ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM for higher education that is designed to adequately address the challenges posed by a new “geological age of humankind.” Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of seminars and public presentations that have been developed by a group of 27 renowned university teachers from science, the humanities, arts, and design around the world. The goal of the campus is to explore new ways of seeing, understanding, and engaging with a world that is marked by an environmental crisis that challenges existing concepts of knowledge production and pedagogic creativity alike.
At the ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS, an international group of one hundred young researchers from both academia and research-oriented institutions as well as actors and experts from civil society, politics, and the arts will be actively involved in a temporary co-learning space at HKW. The aim is to foster an integrated approach to transdisciplinary Anthropocene research and knowledge. An ANTHROPOCENE COURSEBOOK, developed from the pre- and postwork of the nine-day event, will provide a starting point for continued future intellectual exchange.
The application deadline is 30 April 2014. More information on the overall project, instructors, seminar contents, selection criteria and application procedures can be found at anthropocene-curriculum.org.
The ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM is part of THE ANTHROPOCENE PROJECT and developed by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin in cooperation with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich; the Cluster of Excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung: An Interdisciplinary Laboratory,” Humboldt University, Berlin; the Environmental Humanities Laboratory at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm; the Deutsches Museum, Munich; and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam.