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22 Apr 2014

Anthropocene Campus - Call for Applications

Illustration: Benedikt Rugar

Deadline May 7, 2014
Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Call for Applications - Deadline May 7, 2014 Anthropocene Campus - Nov 14 - 22, 2014 For doctoral students, post-docs, and actors from the arts, culture, politics, and society with a research orientation

Carlina Rossée
+49(0)30.394 86 79

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

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With the ANTHROPOCENE PROJECT, HKW seeks to strengthen transdisciplinary debates and studies on the multifarious implications of the Anthropocene hypothesis for cultures of knowledge. If humankind has actually become the dominant biogeophysical force effecting changes on planetary scale, how can the arts, sciences and humanities contribute to a critical awareness, understanding and responsible co-shaping of these transformations?

The collaboratively produced ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM takes up these challenges posed by the Anthropocene Age: since fall 2013, 27 international university teachers from the sciences, environmental studies, the humanities, and social sciences, art, and architecture have discussed new teaching content, approaches, and methods.

Together with the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin and other renowned partners, Haus der Kulturen der Welt has developed an ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM that seeks to explore paths for a crossdisciplinary culture of knowledge and education in an experimental and exemplary way. How can we compile a body of 'earthbound knowledge,' what forms of transmission are appropriate?

An exemplary model course will for the first time be implemented and put into teaching practice at the temporary ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS from November 14-22, 2014.

100 international doctoral students and post-docs along with actors working in the fields of arts, culture, politics, and society can contribute their perspectives and expertise. The ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS offers a transdisciplinary platform for participants from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, academic and professional contexts. One important result of the intense encounters and events at the campus will be a coursebook. The online platform will offer all project participants and initiators a long-term context for discussion.

Participants are Marco Armiero, Amita Baviskar, Elena Bougleux, Arno Brandlhuber, Miriam Diamond, Paul N. Edwards, Erle Ellis, Sabine Höhler, Pablo Jensen, Natalie Jeremijenko, Adrian Lahoud, Mark Lawrence, Reinhold Leinfelder, Wolfgang Lucht, Ioan Negrutiu, Philipp Oswalt, Armin Reller, Jürgen Renn, Libby Robin, Wolfgang Schäffner, Sverker Sörlin, Will Steffen, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Helmuth Trischler, Eyal Weizman, Jan Zalasiewicz.

Until May 7, 2014 doctoral students and post-docs from the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, engineering, design, and art and research-oriented actors from the arts, culture, politics, and societyes (think-tanks, NGOs, etc.) can apply to participate in the campus.