The Anthropocene Commons (AC) is a network of researchers, educators, activists, artists and scientists from all over the world working on the Anthropocene, the current time period in which human activities have fundamentally changed the planet. By commoning our skills, knowledge, and resources, the community imagines and explores practices of transformative pedagogies and collective action.
Mississippi River Open School for Kinship and Social Exchange (2022-2024)
an expansive educational and research collaboration through the formation of five river hubs spanning the river’s headwaters to the Gulf. The Open School engages pressing issues at the intersections of race, environment, and extraction through education, cultural exchange, and action.
AN AESTHETICS OF DISPLACEMENT
(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
Data Sensing the Mississippi (proposal)
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
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.