Anna Tsing: Feral Atlas—The More-Than-Human Anthropocene

"Welcome to the Anthropocene" is an interdisciplinary lecture series, organized by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities. Scholars from various backgrounds ask how the age of the Anthropocene has transformed their disciplines and research.

This image shows the geometric basins of a lithium mine located in Argentina. The blue contents of the basins in stark contrast to the dessert around.

Salar de Olaroz. Photo: Planet Labs / Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 4.0.

The talk will discuss "Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene,"  a project Anna Tsing co-curated with Jennifer Deger, Alder Keleman Saxena and Feifei Zhou. Feral Atlas offers an original and playful approach for exploring issues critical to the Anthropocence and invites users to explore the ecological worlds created when nonhuman entities become tangled up with human infrastructure projects.

Anna Tsing is a professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a Niels Bohr Professor in the Department of Culture and Society at Aarhus University in Denmark. She is the author of In the Realm of the Diamond Queen (1993), Friction (2005) and The Mushroom at the End of the World (2015).

The lecture is part of the 2022 Welcome to the Anthropocene series, organised by the Oslo School of Environmental Humanities.

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Website: Feral Atlas

Published Feb. 15, 2022 4:30 PM - Last modified Apr. 21, 2022 10:38 AM