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Welcome to the Anthropocene

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23 Sep - 09 Dec 2015, 7:30 - 10pm

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris

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When

23 Sep - 09 Dec 2015
7:30 - 10pm

Where

Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
62 rue des Archives
Paris,  75003
France
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What are the scientific, political and cultural references of this geological era when man has become the main agent of change in the balance of the land ecosystem? Concretely, in what landscapes, with which animals will we live in the era of global warming?

The Anthropocene, a new geological era whose start date is debated within the scientific community, in which man has become the main active geological force capable of transforming the balance across the planet. Human activities are changing the composition of the atmosphere and the biosphere. They accelerate the pace of change at a rate which is problematic for many living species. It is difficult to say what our habitat will look like in a few decades, but it will unquestionably be profoundly affected.

The Anthropocene is a concept that allows us to think about a particular moment in history where the certainties on the division of the world between nature, a side that can dominate, and humanity on the other, guided by freedom and creativity, are being questioned. Hence the controversies surrounding the legitimacy of human artifacts such as GMOs, geoengineering and around the attitude that man should adopt towards nature: sanctuaries, operate, develop?

In conjunction with point 7 of the review Billebaude, this cycle of three conferences will discuss the proposed invention of new devices for the management and the nature of representation.

With Bruno Latour, professor at Sciences Po Paris, a major thinker of ecology political, Vincent Devictor, biodiversity conservation scientist at Montpellier and author of Nature in crisis, Sylvain Gouraud, artist, and many others.

3 Conferences: 23rd September, 28th October and 9th December 2015.

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