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Mississippi. An Anthropocene River

See how this project takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field.

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German Broadcaster 3sat Reports on Anthropocene Project Along the Mississippi, Part 2

German broadcaster 3sat reports on Mississippi. An Anthropocene River project. The project takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field.

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German Broadcaster 3sat Reports on Anthropocene Project Along the Mississippi, Part 1

German broadcaster 3sat reports on Mississippi. An Anthropocene River project. The project takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field.

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The Anthropocene River Campus Convenes in New Orleans to Examine the Human Impact on the Mississippi

This week, German and American scholars, researchers, artists, and activists are gathering in New Orleans to discuss the historical, social, and ecological impact humans have had on the Mississippi River region.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Reimagines the Mississippi River

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field. The project, organized by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and the Max Planck Institute, investigates the Mississippi River as an exemplary landscape of global environmental change.

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Views from the “Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Project

“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” is a project by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) that takes its name from the term “Anthropocene,” which refers to the current geological age during which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment. Through field-oriented explorations, the project seeks to develop a course of action for mitigating this impact and its effects on daily life in the Mississippi region.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #5: Commodity Exploitation

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field. Field Station #5 focuses on the spatial politics of both urban and rural sites between Memphis, Jackson, and New Orleans, investigating its major ramifications on human bodies and the broader landscape.

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Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #4: Confluence Ecologies

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River takes the concept of the Anthropocene – the period of history during which humans have been the dominant influence on climate and the environment – into the field. Field Station #4, Confluence Ecologies, aims to bring a regionally focused lens to the globally entangled Anthropocene condition.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #3: Industry, Indigeneity, and Empire

The third Field Station, “Anthropocene Vernacular,” will feature the work of artists, researchers, and community organizers. Through a series of projects, they will tell the multigenerational story of how this region’s people have cultivated a distinct everyday culture in the midst of the intense convergence of social, environmental, and economic crises.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #2: Anthropocene Drift

The second Field Station, “Anthropocene Drift,” examines the process of biome change by juxtaposing two landscapes, each differently shaped by climate, geology and culture.