On display at HKW
2020, Mon, Oct 26 — 2020, Sun, Nov 01 (early closure because of Covid-19)
(Written as an introduction to the Anthropocene Film Residency. Read more about the project on the Anthropocene Curriculum website.) 1 Looking down on St. Anthony Falls from the walls of the lock and dam infrastructure, one can marvel at this feat of technical engineering. The river runs over an artificial concrete platform creating the Falls.
Instagram story of the first half of the Anthropocene Curriculum. From @anthroriver
November 23, 2019 – It’s a wrap. A three month long canoe paddle down the Mississippi River from headwaters to the Gulf to research its anthropogenic history. https://anthropocene-curriculum.org/project/mississippi/anthropocene-river-journey Mississippi. An Anthropocene River makes the iconic landscape of the Mississippi River Valley legible as a critical zone of habitation and long-term interaction between humans and the
https://github.com/jkim5/miss-canoe The Anthropocene highlights limitations in existing frameworksfor data collection and analysis with the suggestion that researchers have run up against the limits of the knowable. This has been revealed in a number of ways: an inadequacy in existing techniques to analyze a changing and uncertain future, challenges to the way in which researchers frame
Over the last few years, I have traveled up and down the river to visit the Upper Mississippi’s 29 locks and dams in a study of its varied engineered structures and earthworks. The three sculptures created for the film reference the river’s existing infrastructure: a dam or levee, a lock, and a groyne. Though there
Research website for ongoing work on the Mississippi. An Anthropocene River project. It provides tools for documenting and archiving ourresearch on the project. https://anthropocene-curriculum.org/
Mississippi. An Anthropocene River explores the vast but patchy area
of the Mississippi in its changing spatio-temporal formations. Its aim
is to open up this landscape to a larger public and make it legible as a critical zone of habitation and long-term interaction between humans and the environment.