Anthropocene, Ecology, Pedagogy: The Future in Question
Fall-Winter Lecture Series 2015-2016
Fridays Noon – 1 PM + (Q&A to follow)
Arts-Based Research Studio (Education North 4-104)
The Anthropocene is a controversial term for the dramatic global changes, euphemistically referred to as ‘climate change’ that are taking place, including potentially our own species extinction. The complex link between the economic productivity of our species via global corporate capitalism and the changing topology of the globe has been scientifically established. This lecture series addresses the question as to “what can be done” educationally, artistically, philosophically, sociologically, and economically given the precarity of life today in all sectors of living. Presenters are drawn from Canada, the United States and Europe from various faculties and departments to help explore this concern from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Lecture series presented with support from the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta and the Arts-Based Research Studio.