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Anthropocene: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet Conference

May 8, 2014 - May 10, 2014  |  UC Santa Cruz


Can humans and other species continue to inhabit the earth together? Through noticing, describing, and imagining, we renuew conversation about life on earth.

Conference schedule: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7-9 pm
Ursula K. Le Guin
Discussants: James Clifford and Donna Haraway

Tickets no longer available for The Rio Theater. However, there are still two options for attending: 1) A few seats will be available at The Rio Theater on a first-come, first-serve basis. There will be a line outside the theater on the evening of the event for these last-minute seats. 2) The event with be live-casted to the Humanities Lecture Hall (Room 206), and you are welcome to view it there (as seating permits).   

Friday, May 9, 2014
College 9/10 Multipurpose Room UCSC campus
No registration, all welcome

9:00am Introduction 
Anna Tsing

9:20-10:50am Inhabiting Multispecies Bodies
Donna Haraway (speculative fabulation) and Margaret McFall-Ngai (microbes)
Discussant: Jenny Reardon (Sociology)

11:00am-12:30pm On Damaged Landscapes

Kate Brown (plutonium) and 
Deborah Bird Rose (extinction)
Discussants: Eric Porter (History), William Cronon (History)

1:45-3:15pm Caring for Country/Rewilding
Jens-Christian Svenning (future megafaunas) and Jessica Weir (indigenous ecologies)
Discussants: Ingrid Parker (Biology), Chris Connery (Literature)

3:45-5:45pm Memory, History, Place
William Cronon (American landscapes)
Discussants: Andrew Mathews (Anthropology), Jens-Christian Svenning (Biology)  

Saturday, May 10, 2014
College 9/10 Multipurpose Room, UCSC campus
No registration, all welcome

9:30-11:00am Arts of Noticing
Deborah Gordon (ants) and Anne Pringle (lichens)
Discussants: Donna Haraway (Science Studies), Anna Tsing (Anthropology)

11:15am-12:45pm Cross-Species Histories
Carla Freccero (wolf/men) and Marianne Lien (homeless salmon)
Discussants: Thomas Wentzer (Philosophy), Maya Peterson (History)

1:45-2:45pm Gardens and Graves
Lesley Stern (US-Mexico borderlands)

3:00-5:00pm Roundtable Nils Bubandt (anthropology), Margaret Fitzsimmons (environ- mental studies), Peter Funch (zoology), Nora Bateson (film)

For more information, visit the conference website.


May 8, 2014
May 10, 2014