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Anna Tsing – Feral Atlas: The More-than-Human Anthropocene

October 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  |  Virtual Event


A collection of maps, a game, an archive, an analysis, a meditation on life on Earth: Feral Atlas is the cumulation of a five-year curatorial project involving more than a hundred scientists, humanists, poets, and artists. Stretching the concept of the map, the atlas shows how imperial and industrial infrastructures have had world-ripping effects on the ways humans and nonhumans live together. A diversity of observers, from Indigenous elders to research scientists, bring us beyond transcendent terror and hope into the present.

RSVP by 11 AM on Wednesday, October 28th to receive Zoom link and password.


Anna Tsing is Professor of Anthropology at UC Santa Cruz. She is the author of The Mushroom at the End of the World (2015), Friction: An Ethnography of Global Connection (2005), and In the Realm of the Diamond Queen (1994). Tsing is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Niels Bohr Professorship for a multi-year project on the Anthropocene. She is interested in multi-species anthropology; social landscapes and forest ethnoecologies; globalization; feminist theory; and multi-sited ethnography.

The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.*

All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Humanities Institute.

*2020-2021 colloquia will be held virtually until further notice. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own coffee, tea, and cookies to the session.


October 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm