CFP: ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM Campus: The Technosphere Issue

The second edition of the Anthropocene Campus to be held from April 15 to 23, 2016 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin will shed light on the technosphere, taking up the challenge of describing, understanding, and more consciously shaping the dynamic sphere wherein geological forces confront the forces of humanity, technology, culture, life, and industry in the twenty-first century.

One hundred outstanding graduate students as well as actors from culture, society, and the arts selected from an international pool of applicants will be given the opportunity to critically engage in the collaborative learning space of the Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere Issue. The seminars will be complemented by a series of public events linking academic discourse with public concerns and focusing on the societal relevance of the Anthropocene Curriculum.

Applicants should be strongly committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and demonstrate a broad interest in Anthropocene- and technosphere-related research questions. Active participation is expected both during the Campus as well as in preliminary and post factor work assigned by the instructors. This project website will be separated into two sections: An internal online platform will serve as central tool for the development and communication of syllabi and coursework and provide a long-time discussion space for all registered participants. Moreover, the Anthropocene Campus I & II will be documented on a public website, a growing repository facilitating continuation of intellectual exchange, to be launched in September 2015.

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