Our board member Julia Kantelberg got involved with the Embassy of the North Sea - a project of The Parliament of Things that started last spring. The Embassy of the North Sea discovers possibilities to start a conversation between all Things, Plants, Animals and Humans. Read Julia’s reports on the meetings on their website.  

ARIAS: Arts & Ecology

How do the arts and artistic research contribute to planetary-scale questions of ecological transformation and disaster? This evening will feature three examples of special ways in which the arts trace the cultural, political and social implications of local and global moving resources, showing the shifting contexts and social ecologies of primary materials (such as oil, silicate or wood).

Lecture René ten Bos: Leven in het Antropoceen

16 February 2018, 15.30hrs Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Main Building Room 10A-00 Please register below. The Dutch 'Thinker Laureate' (Denker des Vaderlands) René ten Bos will visit the Environmental Humanities Center to talk about his new book Dwalen in het Antropoceen. Please note that this lecture will be in Dutch. Leven in het Antropoceen Hoe overleven... Continue Reading →

Lecture T.J. Demos: Against the Anthropocene

Tuesday December 12 17.30-19.00 uur Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Lecture Hall 0B-60 Initium Building, ground floor De Boelelaan 1077 Behind Main Building, across from stop De Boelelaan/VU (tram 5/metro 51) Admission free; please register below. NB: Because of overwhelming interest, we are moving to a bigger lecture hall: 0B-60 in the Initium Building, behind the Main... Continue Reading →

Workshop: Earth Matters in the Museum

On Thursday 28 September, 14-17hrs, the Research Center for Material Culture organises the workshop Earth Matters in the Museum: Planetary Entanglements and Precarities. The workshop is organised by Wayne Modest, professor (by special appointment) of Material Culture and Critical Heritage Studies in the faculty of humanities at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Member of the board of... Continue Reading →

Video: Erle Ellis on the Anthropocene

On 2 May, Erle Ellis gave a lecture on the Anthropocene at the Environmental Humanities Center, in cooperation with the Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. If you missed the event, you can now listen to the lecture here, thanks to Erle Ellis' generosity and Tim Renders' efforts in recording sound... Continue Reading →

CLIMATE WEEKS

In April and May, the Environmental Humanities Center organizes a series of events about climate change. Do spread the word - we hope to see you at these events! 30 March: Tom Buurman, 'Climate Change and Everyday Life in Stockholm' 21 April: Climate Change Event 2 May: Erle Ellis, 'From Pleistocene to Anthropocene: Why Humans... Continue Reading →

The Anthropocene in “Tegenlicht”

The latest episode of the Dutch TV programme "Tegenlicht" (VPRO) was entirely devoted to the Anthropocene. The documentary (in Dutch/interviews in English) featured contributions by Bruno Latour, Andrea Wulf, Jan Zalasiewicz, and Phil Gibbard. Watch the programme on "Uitzending Gemist":    

CFP: Agents in the Anthropocene

Agents in the Anthropocene: Trans/disciplinary Practices in Art and Design Education Today symposium—call for presentations Piet Zwart Institute Master Education in ArtJanuary 26–28, 2017 Proposal deadline: December 16, 2016 The Master of Education in Arts, Piet Zwart Institute is pleased to announce an open call for presentations for the two-day symposium Agents in the Anthropocene:... Continue Reading →

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