In the year 2000, ecologist Eugene Stoermer and atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen postulated that we had left behind the Holocene and entered the Anthropocene, a geological epoch marked by the impact of human activity on the Earth’s ecosystems.
Since then, the term ‘Anthropocene’ has come into use as a key concept when considering how to respond to the erosion of the global physical and environmental systems which support life on the Earth. It is a source of intense debate, given that how we define the problem and the solutions linked to this definition will have a bearing on our ideas of the right way to live on the planet.
In this seminar and the conference that follows, Blaser will bring forward a proposal for a definition based on political ontology: a pluriversal proposal inspired by values shared by many visions, and which have been captured rather well by the call of the Zapatista movement to fight for a world in which there is space for many worlds.
15:30-17:30 Seminar (registration required here).
18:00 Conference (free entrance).
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