Anthropocene: Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, May 8-10

Friday, May 9, 2014 to Sunday, May 11, 2014
Rio Theater/ College 9/10 Multipurpose Room

The Institute of the Arts and Sciences is pleased to provide support for this multi-day conference, which seeks to understand if humans and other species can continue to inhabit the earth together. Through noticing, describing, and imagining, we aim to renew conversation about life on earth.  Conference website: http://anthropocene.au.dk/arts-of-living-on-a-damaged-planet/

THURSDAY, MAY 8, 2014 • 7-9 PM

Rio Theatre • 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

URSULA K. LE GUIN
Introduction: Bettina Aptheker

Discussants: James Clifford & Donna Haraway

FRIDAY, MAY 9, 2014 • 9 AM – 5:45 PM

Colleges 9 and 10 Multipurpose Room • UCSC Campus
Free and Open to the Public

9:00-9:20 INTRODUCTION

Anna Tsing

9:20-10:50 INHABITING MULTISPECIES BODIES

Donna Haraway (speculative fabulation) & Margaret McFall-Ngai (microbes)
Discussant: Jenny Reardon (Sociology)

11:00-12:30 ON DAMAGED LANDSCAPES

Kate Brown (plutonium) & Deborah Bird Rose (extinction)

1:45-3:15 CARING FOR COUNTRY/REWILDING

Jens-Christian Svenning (future megafaunas) & Jessica Weir (indigenous ecologies)
Discussants: Ingrid Parker (Biology), Chris Connery (Literature)

3:45-5:45 MEMORY, HISTORY, PLACE

William Cronon (American landscapes) /
Discussants: Andrew Mathews (Anthropology), Jens-Christian Svenning (Biology)

SATURDAY, MAY 10, 2014 • 9 AM – 5 PM

Colleges 9 and 10 Multipurpose Room • UCSC Campus
Free and Open to the Public

9:30-11:00 ARTS OF NOTICING

Deborah Gordon (ants) & Anne Pringle (lichens)
Discussants: Donna Haraway (Science Studies), Anna Tsing (Anthropology)

11:15-12:45 CROSS-SPECIES HISTORIES

Carla Freccero (wolf/men) & Marianne Lien (homeless salmon)
Discussants: Thomas Wentzer (Philosophy), Maya Peterson (History)

1:45-2:45 GARDENS AND GRAVES

Lesley Stern (US-Mexico borderlands)

3:00-5:00 ROUNDTABLE

Nils Bubandt (anthropology), Jens Olesen (ecology), Margaret Fitzsimmons (environmental studies),
Peter Funch (zoology), Nora Bateson (film)

5:00-6:00 Walk and talk
6:00 Dinner at Cowell Provost House

For more information: http://anthropo.ihr.ucsc.edu

This event is presented by AARHUS University Research on the Anthropocene (AURA) and UCSC Bateson Experiments.

Eclipse photo by Liz Millar.