[artinfo] Anthropocene Campus - Call for Applications

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Anthropocene Campus - Call for Applications

Haus der Kulturen der Welt


Deadline May 7, 2014

Anthropocene Campus - Nov 14 - 22, 2014

For doctoral students, post-docs, and actors from 
the arts, culture, politics, and society with a 
research orientation

strengthen transdisciplinary debates and studies 
on the multifarious implications of the 
Anthropocene hypothesis for cultures of 
knowledge. If humankind has actually become the 
dominant biogeophysical force effecting changes 
on planetary scale, how can the arts, sciences 
and humanities contribute to a critical 
awareness, understanding and responsible 
co-shaping of these transformations?

The collaboratively produced ANTHROPOCENE 
CURRICULUM takes up these challenges posed by the 
Anthropocene Age: since fall 2013, 27 
international university teachers from the 
sciences, environmental studies, the humanities, 
and social sciences, art, and architecture have 
discussed new teaching content, approaches, and 

Together with the Max Planck Institute for the 
History of Science, Berlin and other renowned 
partners, Haus der Kulturen der Welt has 
developed an ANTHROPOCENE CURRICULUM that seeks 
to explore paths for a crossdisciplinary culture 
of knowledge and education in an experimental and 
exemplary way. How can we compile a body of 
'earthbound knowledge,' what forms of 
transmission are appropriate?

An exemplary model course will for the first time 
be implemented and put into teaching practice at 
the temporary ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS from November 
14-22, 2014.

100 international doctoral students and post-docs 
along with actors working in the fields of arts, 
culture, politics, and society can contribute 
their perspectives and expertise. The 
ANTHROPOCENE CAMPUS offers a transdisciplinary 
platform for participants from a wide range of 
disciplinary backgrounds, academic and 
professional contexts. One important result of 
the intense encounters and events at the campus 
will be a coursebook. The online platform 
will offer all project participants and 
initiators a long-term context for discussion.

Participants are Marco Armiero, Amita Baviskar, 
Elena Bougleux, Arno Brandlhuber, Miriam Diamond, 
Paul N. Edwards, Erle Ellis, Sabine H‘hler, Pablo 
Jensen, Natalie Jeremijenko, Adrian Lahoud, Mark 
Lawrence, Reinhold Leinfelder, Wolfgang Lucht, 
Ioan Negrutiu, Philipp Oswalt, Armin Reller, 
Jürgen Renn, Libby Robin, Wolfgang Schäffner, 
Sverker S‘rlin, Will Steffen, Bronislaw 
Szerszynski, Helmuth Trischler, Eyal Weizman, Jan 

Until May 7, 2014 doctoral students and post-docs 
from the natural sciences, humanities, social 
sciences, engineering, design, and art and 
research-oriented actors from the arts, culture, 
politics, and societyes (think-tanks, NGOs, etc.) 
can apply to participate in the campus.

curriculum at hkw.de
Carlina Rossée
Phone: +49(0)30.39787.194
Fax: +49(0)30.394 86 79

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10
10557 Berlin

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