International Archives 1st half of 2015
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Anthropocene Observatory is a research exhibition and discursive space that proposes to rethink the contemporary world through the prism of the "Anthropocene thesis." The Anthropocene is understood as an epoch in geological chronology during which the global impact of human activities is inscribed onto planet Earth. This geohistorical era—marked by the domination of the human species—has brought along transformations that bear unprecedented consequences for all facets of our present and future. Through what ways of looking and knowing, of feeling and being, can we assess these radically altered circumstances? What (future) vocabularies of politics, science, and art might enable us to know, envision, and do things otherwise?
Consisting of films, interviews, printed documents, and installations that uncover issues ranging from spatial and territorial modelling to climate change and environmental politics to applied systems analysis to supranational power operations and their institutions, Anthropocene Observatory attempts to image and reconstruct the tangled interrelationships between geology and political history. By making visible how the capitalist world-
Anthropocene Observatory is part of a research, learning, exhibition, and publishing trajectory at BAK from February to June 2015. It takes place during the semester on Human-
Exhibition 7 February -
COP19, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Warsaw, 2013. Photo: Giulia Bruno and Armin Linke.
Developed by Territorial Agency (headed by the London-