Storytelling about climate change at the “Klimagarten 2085”

Storytelling about climate change at the “Klimagarten 2085”

By Dr. Juanita Schläpfer, ETH Zürich Climate change has been communicated as a global concern affecting all of mankind; but this message doesn’t seem to be getting through. If indeed the human brain responds better to experience than to analysis, then climate change must be told as a local and personal story – just as the Klimagarten 2085 exhibition is doing. Read the full article at the Zukunftsblog at ETH Zurich. (Photo: Fotolia /...
CFP: Encountering Materiality: Science, Art, Language

CFP: Encountering Materiality: Science, Art, Language

Drawing on the fields of New Materialism and the Environmental Humanities, an upcoming conference in Geneva on 23-25 June 2016 will address how sciences, arts and texts enact encounters with materiality as an entanglement of relationships, meanings, matter and movement: • How do we encounter materiality, materials and/or matter in the twenty-first century? • How do language and literary language in particular offer ways of encountering materiality and/or matter? • How have the developments in ecology, neurosciences, physics and new media changed the way we encounter the world of matter?    DOWNLOAD call for...
Narrating the Anthropocene

Narrating the Anthropocene

02.07.2015 | Zukunftsblog | Natürliche Ressourcen Von: Dr. Emily Eliza Scott, ETH Zürich | 2 Kommentare Recently, paired events – a lecture by geographer Kathryn Yusoff and a colorful evening “slam” – took place, organized by the fledgling interdisciplinary group, Environmental Humanities Switzerland. Both explored the potential and limits of the “Anthropocene” thesis: the idea that we’ve entered a new geologic epoch wherein humans are actively altering Earth systems. Sinkhole in downtown Guatemala City from May 2010, caused by the combination of destabilizing effects of tropical storm Agatha, subterranean urban sewage infrastructure, and loose volcanic substrate. (Photo: AP Photo/Guatemala’s Presidency, Luis Echeverria) Please read the full ETH Zukunftsblog...
Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio- Historical perspective

Cities and Mountains. Environmental and Health Risks : A Socio- Historical perspective

International Graduate School in Environmental History Lyon – Yenne – Grenoble, France, Grey Pink Jordan Shoes June 26-29, 2015 The LARHRA (Rhône-Alpes Historical Research Unit), in cooperation with the CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research), the RUCHE and with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH), is pleased to announce that a four-day thematic summer school will take place in Lyon, Yenne and Grenoble, immediately before the ESEH 8th International Conference (Versailles, 30 June – 3 July 2015). This interdisciplinary summer school will provide a great opportunity for advanced graduate students and postdoctoral students to discuss their work with researchers from all over the world, and to benefit from the expertise of leading scholars in environmental history and in other fields of social and natural sciences. The challenge of this summer school will be to connect historical research on risk in urban and mountain environment. While risks in an urban context are often considered as «technological» or «envirotechnical» risks and may be closely related with environmental health issues, risks in mountain environments tend to be framed as « natural » or « socio-natural ». The risk subject will be developed in three thematic clusters, Asics Gel lyte 3 Dames around which young researchers are invited to apply : 1/ Environmental and health risks in cities – Urban « Catastrophes » and industrial accidents – Chronic risks, SCARPE NIKE HUARACHE pollution – Emerging problems (urban heat islands ; microbiological risks…) 2/ Environmental risks in mountain – Uses and benefits of historical works on earthquakes, flooding, avalanches. – Vulnerability issues ; scientific studies, political management and reassessment of...
Anthropocene Slam Keynote Talk by Kathryn Yusoff

Anthropocene Slam Keynote Talk by Kathryn Yusoff

In conjunction with the Anthropocene Slam Zurich on May 13, 2015, a keynote talk will be given by Kathryn Yusoff, senior lecturer in human geography at University of London. Adidas Ultra Boost Donna Keynote: 14:30-16:00, UZH Zentrum, Room KO2-F-152, May 13 Anthropocene Slam Zurich: 19:00 – 22:00, ETH Zentrum, Polyterrasse Alumni Pavillion, May 13   Keynote talk abstract: Geopower: genealogy after life The Anthropocene thesis contains within it a notion of geologic planetary agency and thus it furnishes a new mode of subjectivity that is constituted by – and constituting of – geologic forces. After a century of biologic thought, a sharp “turn” is being enacted towards an inchoate geological futurism, and all things mineralogical. Compra Zapatillas Nike This turn, in a biopolitical critique, disputes the dominant tenets of a corporeal materiality (and modernity) that have secured imaginaries of life that enact violence across social and earthly bodies. Soldes Asics 2017 However, if we are to be truly epochal in our thought at all, such a “turn” needs to go beyond biopower to rethink the attendant critiques of those social and political lives. Nike Air Max 2017 Femme While geopower was an explicit, if underdeveloped concept, within Foucault’s thought, its foregrounding within the origination of Anthropocenic Man (sic) requires a far more extensive understanding of the genealogies of what I have been calling “geologic life”. ZOOM ALL OUT Given the centralisation of life as an organising concept within biopolitical thought, the consideration of political subjectivity in the Anthropocene raises the question of what “geopolitics after life” might look like. Air Jordan 10 (X) In an attempt to respond to...