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Mississippi. An Anthropocene River

Das Großprojekt zum Anthropozän geht am Beispiel der Mississippi-Region dem Einfluss des Menschen auf biologische, geologische und atmosphärische Prozesse der Erde nach.

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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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Mississippi. An Anthropocene River

„Mississippi. An Anthropocene River“ ist ein Projekt des Hauses der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) in Berlin. Der Projektname leitet sich von dem Begriff “Anthropozän “ab, der unser aktuelles geologisches Zeitalter benennt, in dem der Mensch einen vorherrschenden Einfluss auf Klima und Umwelt ausübt. Durch Feldstationen vor Ort sollen Ansätze zur Minderung des Phänomens und seiner Auswirkung auf das tägliche Leben der Mississippi-Region entwickelt werden.

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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.

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

This one-week educational event 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.

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“Mississippi. An Anthropocene River” Field Station #1: Sediment, Settlement, Sentiment: The Machinic River

The first field station, entitled „Sediment, Settlement, Sentiment: The Machinic River,“ is situated along the upper region of the river and examines the Mississippi as an infrastructural space.