RCSC seminar - Regional Sustainability (Seminar)

dinsdag 6 december 2022Plaats in agenda
12:00 tot
Radboud Centre for Sustainability Challenges
Thomas Turnbull & Carlina Rossée
The case of the Mississippi: an Anthropocene River

This is the fourth and last seminar in the series on sustainable humanities.

In 2019, two Berlin-based organisations, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) engaged in an ambitious field-based engagement with the Mississippi river basin and the plethora of human and non-human actors that have given this region its dynamism, resilience, and richness. In registering this region’s role in establishing the Anthropocene condition, and also its position as a registry of these changes, this project sought to better understand the dramatic transformations that canalisation, intensive farming, petrocapitalism, and the legacies of European colonialism and slavery have had upon this riverscape. In this two-part presentation, Carlina Rossée and Thomas Turnbull will present two perspectives on this experimental regional study of the Mississippi river and its catchment area. In doing so, both the curatorial and academic objectives of this large-scale project will be discussed, reflected upon, and problematised. We invite your active participation in discussion, particularly in regard to how the methods and research network might be extended and taken forward in new contexts in the future.

This seminar will take place online via Zoom.

Cristina Inoue

No registration is needed.