The Anthropocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities

November 8-10, 2014, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Nelson Institute’s Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites scholars, artists, students, and members of the public to join us for The Anthropocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities.

What images and stories can we create that speak with conceptual richness and emotional energy to our rapidly changing visions of future possibilities? At the workshop, an international group of presenters will “pitch” 25 objects that might represent the Anthropocene in a cabinet of curiosities for an epoch conjoining human and natural history. Audience members will critique the submissions and help choose which should be displayed in an upcoming Anthropocene exhibit at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.

The workshop will feature a keynote address by Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History. The event is free and open to the public, and it will also be livestreamed from our website.

For more details, a schedule of events, and information about the presenters, see http://nelson.wisc.edu/che/anthroslam/ .

This workshop is co-led by the UW-Madison’s Center for German and European Studies, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society in Munich, and the Environmental Humanities Lab at KTH Stockholm. For a full list of co-sponsors, see http://nelson.wisc.edu/che/anthroslam/sponsors/index.php .

Posted: October 05, 2014