Thursday 27th October 2022 14.00-17.00 incl. reception NU Building, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Today the fashion industry forcefully promotes its sustainability credentials. From branding and promotion strategies to recycling, resale, rental and reuse, fashion companies are keen to demonstrate awareness of the climate crisis. But are these responses adequate? As the damage the Anthropocene represents for... Continue Reading →
Symposium: Sink or Swim. Searching for a sustainable relationship with water.
‘Sink or Swim’ is an interdisciplinary symposium establishing an encounter between visual art, history, philosophy, ecology and governance, seeking to provide current insights and creative inspiration for building a sustainable relationship with water. Still Waters Run Deep is an interdisciplinary programme curated by Marlies Augustijn, taking place from 26 June until 7 August 2022 at Nieuw Dakota, an exhibition space for contemporary art in Amsterdam-Noord.
Entanglements: Dr. Kristian Mennen, “How to oppose the reclamation of ‘waste land’? Political strategies of the Dutch nature conservation movement in the 1930s”
Dr Mennen will be addressing the politics of the early Dutch conservation movement. Date: 19 May 2022, 15:00hrs CEST Time: To be announced Please register to receive a zoom link.
Entanglements: Dr Bram Büscher, “The Conservation Revolution – moving beyond foundational contradictions in biodiversity protection”
In his lecture he will focus on his recent co-authored book with Robert Fletcher: The Conservation Revolution. Radical ideas for Saving Nature beyond the Anthropocene (Verso, 2020). Büscher and Fletcher argue that the Anthropocene challenges contemporary conservation models and exposes their deep contradictions.
Earth Beings at the Commodity Frontier: Federico Luisetti at University of Amsterdam
In this lecture at the University of Amsterdam on 25 February, the Italian philosopher Federico Luisetti focuses on the concept of 'earth beings'. For Quechua speakers, these are other-than-human subjects that frighten and preannounce, protect and punish, deceive and heal, sharing emotions, feelings and expressions with the people (runakuna).
The World as We Don’t Know It – @Droog
VU professor by special appointment Maarten Doorman made three short films with the title "Omdenken" for this exhibition at Droog. The programme includes an exhibition, films and talks.
Invitation to join Sound Ecologies Lab
Fiber is looking for researchers who are interested in joining their Lab and Field Trip to Borssele between 25 and 30 October.
ENTANGLEMENTS: Iva Peša, “Understanding Environmentalism in Africa”
The Anthropocene presents itself as a turning point in human history: if current fossil fuel dependency is not reversed and if economic thought is not reconceptualised to question the logic of growth models, the earth’s future will be imperiled. Viewing the Anthropocene from the perspective of sub-Saharan Africa shows the need to ask different questions, which challenge the singular and universal nature of the Anthropocene.
How the poor treatment of factory-farmed chickens makes pandemics more likely
In a blog post for the Rachel Carson Center, student board member Sadie E. Hale asks us to consider what the miserable lives of intensively-reared broiler chickens can add to our understanding of global entanglements and pandemics like COVID-19.
Student Blogs VI: Human-Nature Relationships
This contribution belongs to a series of student blogs written as part of a seminar offered by EHC staff as part of our Research Master’s Environmental Humanities specialization. This year, this seminar was devoted to the Corona pandemic.
CANCELLED Anthropocene Book Club – ABC@ABC: Weather by Jenny Offill
*This event has been cancelled*
Swimming in the Anthropocene: Embassy of the North Sea at Het HEM
On the 16th of November, The Embassy of the North Sea presents 'Swimming in the Anthropocene' in het HEM, Zaandam.
BURN-OUT: Call for Fellows Het Nieuwe Instituut
Through its annual Call for Fellows, Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Research Department acknowledges and gives visibility to research projects offering departures from established modes of thinking and practice. For this iteration of the Call for Fellows, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT. Exhaustion on a Planetary Scale.
Board member Sjoerd Kluiving at Dutch Design Week
Our board member Sjoerd Kluiving took part in a panel on design in the Anthropocene during Dutch Design Week. A video of the discussion is now available.
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.