Call for Applications: Anthropocene Campus
From November 14-22, 2014 the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) will host the Anthropocene Campus, a multi-disciplinary setting to probe an exemplary anthropocene curriculum for higher education that is designed to adequately address the challenges posed by a new “geological age of humankind.” Participants will be given the opportunity to participate in a wide range of seminars and public presentations that have been developed by a group of 27 renowned university teachers from science, the humanities, arts and design around the world. The goal of the campus is to explore new ways of seeing, understanding, and engaging with a world that is marked by an environmental crisis that challenges existing concepts of knowledge production and pedagogic creativity alike.
At the Anthropocene Campus an international group of 100 young researchers from both academia and research-oriented institutions as well as actors and experts from civil society, politics, and the arts will be actively involved in a temporary co-learning space at HKW. The aim is to foster an integrated approach to transdisciplinary Anthropocene research and knowledge. An Anthropocene coursebook developed from the pre- and postwork of the nine-day event will provide a starting point for continued future intellectual exchange.
More information on the overall project, instructors, seminar contents, selection criteria and application procedures can be found at anthropocene-curriculum.org.