Strategies of Cultural Change in the Anthropocene

Friday, October 20, 12:00 p.m.
United States

Industrial culture is radically transforming our planet, from human-induced global warming and accelerating mass extinctions to the wholesale reshaping of the Earth’s surface. What are the patterns of collective behavior that have led to this sweeping process of biophysical change, which has come to be known as “the Anthropocene?” How can culture be changed in response? This event brings together people whose work in environmental advocacy and the arts puts deliberately transformative strategies into play. By discussing their specific strategies, we hope to contribute to larger experiments in remaking culture.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Bernd M. Scherer, Director, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Panel discussions with representatives from:

  • National Resource Defense Fund
  • UIC Freshwater Lab
  • Citizens Climate Lobby
  • Southeast Environmental Task Force