Symposium: University of Edinburgh
11:00-17:00 Friday 28 November 2014
Not only has the Earth become sensitive to the activities of humans, or rather certain strata of humanity, but increasingly, ways of life—human and more-than-human alike—under late capitalism have become increasingly sensitive to Earth forces.
How do we sense the Anthropocene? What might a politics that feels the Earth look like? What does it mean that the Earth feels us? The symposium will examine such questions—and others—through three elements that tie life together: air, rock, and flesh.
Bronislaw Szerszynski | Lancaster University | “Life in the open air“
Ilana Halperin | Artist | “Learning to read rocks”
Jamie Lorimer | Oxford University |“Probiotic political ecologies and the futures of life“
Further details here.