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Call for Applications: “Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta”

April 18, 2019

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Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta will be hosted on November 10-16, 2019 by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University within the framework of Anthropocene. A Mississippi River. This one-week educational event will tie together common themes from its parent project – the flow of commodities, clashing temporalities, claims to property and access, risk and equity, engineering and management, and even the stark reality of spiritual and material exhaustion – as they express themselves in local sites around the Delta. Discussions will focus on the environmental vulnerability of the region, made evident during the events following Hurricane Katrina; local partners will participate in discussions on related solutions and their urgency. A weeklong series of experimental seminars will be joined by public presentations, discussions, and a closing ‘Forestival’ at A Studio in the Woods at Tulane University, as well as a public forum of the geo-scientific Anthropocene Working Group. An overview of the seminar topics can be found here.

Anthropocene. A Mississippi River is a project by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt 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. The objective of the project is to investigate the impact that humans have had on society and the environment through field-oriented explorations.

The River Campus is oriented towards researchers at various levels of academia and from diverse backgrounds in the sciences, humanities, engineering, design, and the arts. Artists, actors, and activists from civil society, the arts, and politics are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The deadline for applications is May 6, 2019. Please fill out the online application form and view the full Call for Applications here. Applicants are also asked to send a CV and a brief description of their interest in the Mississippi. An Anthropocene River project and to share how they learned about the project.

The registration fee is $150. A limited number of need-based grants can be provided.

For more information, visit the Anthropocene Curriculum website or contact curriculum@hkw.de (for international and non-Louisiana US-based applicants) or anthropocene@tulane.edu (for participants based in Louisiana/New Orleans).

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