The Anthropocene Project 2013-14

An ambitious initiative ‘The Anthropocene Project’ opens this week involving leading thinkers, scientists and artists, from a range of disciplines coming together for an innovative two year study  10.01.2013 – 31.12.2014, curated by the House of World Cultures (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) in Berlin. This is an important, albeit overdue, initiative in that significant…Read more The Anthropocene Project 2013-14

Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith

Three Gorges Dam, Sandouping, Yiling, Hubei, People's Republic of China. 2010-11 © David Thomas Smith, courtesy of the artist Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith 'I make work that is multi-dimensional. Having come from a background in documentary photography, it is important to me to draw attention to socio-economic and political issues. While at…Read more Portraits of the Anthropocene by David Thomas Smith

Writing in the Anthropocene and the ecological humanities journal

I wish I'd seen this before writing my last article The Anthropocene: 10 000 years of ecocide. The Ecological Humanities is an Australian journal/resource info website inspired by the work of the late Val Plumwood, a leader in ecofeminist thought. They had a special issue of Writing in the Anthropocene here in 2009, Introduction: Writing…Read more Writing in the Anthropocene and the ecological humanities journal

Deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests

‘I thought again of our fundamental inversion of all relatedness, of how we nearly always ask the wrong question—What can I get from this?—and so rarely the right one—What can I give back? Even when we try to learn from others, it is from the same spirit of acquisition: What can I learn from this…Read more Deep sustainability and the art and politics of forests

ecocriticism in film book 2010

what is ecocinema? an evolving term

Ecocinema Is a  term originally from a 2004 Scott MacDonald  'Towards an ecocinema' article. It was further explored in 2010 in Framing the world, explorations in ecocriticism and film, edited by Paula Willoquet-Maricondi (I have written a short post about this book here). From that book ecocinematic films were classified as follows:ecocinematic films:-‘are films thatovertly engage…Read more what is ecocinema? an evolving term