Mild Apocalypse – Feral Landscapes in Denmark: Reflections on an Exhibition

By Nathalia S. Brichet, Frida Hastrup, and Felix Riede § From the late 1930s until 1970, low-grade brown coal was extracted at Søby in mainland Denmark. This activity carried out largely by manual labour massively transformed, if not destroyed, the surrounding landscape. The need for Danish brown coal extraction was spurred by increasing domestic demand, but even more … More Mild Apocalypse – Feral Landscapes in Denmark: Reflections on an Exhibition

Poetry in the Anthropocene

By Autumn Sharp, University of Kent § I’ll only ask questions I don’t want to know the answers to “Jupiter’s gravity slings long-period comets out of harm’s way, while nudging some asteroids closer to Earth. And, in 1770, Jupiter took aim on Earth – but missed.”     –Deborah Byrd for EarthSky, Nov 25, 2015 1 There is … More Poetry in the Anthropocene

Cobra Grande: An Amazonian Vision of Human-Environmental Relations

By Nicholas C. Kawa, Ball State University § On a Saturday morning in late October, I accompanied my friend Cândida and her four brothers on a fishing trip to Lago Comprido, a seasonal lake found on an island in the middle of the Madeira River. When we arrived, we crossed swamps on fallen logs and then … More Cobra Grande: An Amazonian Vision of Human-Environmental Relations

Loving, Eating, Teaching, and Wayfaring in the Anthropocene

By Trevor Durbin, Kansas State University § “I took this class because I wanted to address my relationship with the idea of climate change. I think I was somewhere between guilt and grief…” I read these opening lines of a student essay with a sinking in the pit of my stomach. It was written by … More Loving, Eating, Teaching, and Wayfaring in the Anthropocene

Becoming Human with Others in the Anthropocene: The Long View

Agustín Fuentes. By Agustín Fuentes, University of Notre Dame § We shape and are shaped by our caretaking, consumption, manipulation of, destruction of and compassion for other beings. Human evolution is a multispecies endeavor, a current in which humans and our companion species have always been caught. This process of entanglement is more pervasive and … More Becoming Human with Others in the Anthropocene: The Long View