The Anthropocene: Cabinet of Curiosities Slam
Location: University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
What might a cabinet of curiosities for the age of the Anthropocene look like? What objects might jolt us into reimagining environmental time across diverse scales, from the recent past to deep history? How might certain kinds of objects make visible the differential impacts—past, present, and future—that have come to shape the relationships among human and non-human beings, living in an era of extreme hydrocarbon extraction, extreme weather events, and extreme economic disparity?
The Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment and the Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are pleased to be partnering with the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society and the KTH Environmental Humanities Laboratory to host an international workshop that invites artists and writers, scientists and humanists, scholars and activists, to participate in “The Anthropocene, Cabinet of Curiosities Slam.” The workshop will take place in Madison, Wisconsin from Nov. 8–10, 2014.