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September 2, 2014

From the 15th to the 19th of September an important symposium will gather people who have worked on the politics of the Anthropocene. The symposium is being curated by Eduardo Viveiros de Castro and Deborah Danowski - who are also the authors of a very important paper (in fact a small book) on the different versions of the end of the world... The program and the évents may be visited at this site

June 4, 2014

In English:
(128) « Agency at the time of the Anthropocene », in New Literary History Vol. 45, pp. 1-18, 2014. Publication of the lecture : « Which Language Should we Talk with Gaia », prepared for the Holberg Prize Symposium 2013: “From Economics to Ecology”, Bergen, June 4th.
(130) « War and Peace in an Age of Ecological Conflicts », in Revue Juridique de l'...

June 4, 2014

From the 21st to the 25th of July we (AIME team with mediators and some privileged rewriters!) will sketch all the changes, additions, transformations and novelties that have been accumulated over the three years of the project (well in fact one year for the English and two for the French). At the end, we will have a short "spec book" that will summarize the most important points of agreements and disagreements. Then on the 28th and 29th we will deliver this "spec book" to a group of people (a sort of "authority") that will evaluate, allocate, criticize,...

March 6, 2014

Christophe Leclercq has prepared a film going (silently) through most of the features of the AIME platform accessible on modesofexistence.org
If you wish to have the sound you should go to the full presentation shown here.

February 28, 2014

For they academic year 2014-2015, SPEAP wishes to take advantage of the opportunity presented by the Climate Conference COP21, to be held in Paris in December 2015. Working on the urgent and necessary questions raised, and on new forms of debate and modes of representation for the climate problem. Participants will form multi-disciplinary groups mobilized around commissions generated by this global event.
It is not necessary to be a specialist on climate questions, eco-politics or geo-politics, or even to have worked on such subjects, however, readiness to contribute your skills and...

January 16, 2014

In a recent paper Edwin Sayes. "Actor–Network Theory and Methodology: Just what does it mean to say that nonhumans have agency?" Social Studies of Science (2013): 1-16, offers a very balanced and extremely interesting review of a topic that has created some light and a lot of obscurity.

January 10, 2014

The experiment done in 2010 in Venice at the Cinni Foundation to try to connect theology and ecology is now out through an edited book by Pasquale Gagliardi, Anne Marie Reijnen, and Philipp Valentini. Protecting Nature, Saving Cretion. Ecological Conflicts, Religious Passions and Political Quandaries. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. The second part which is made of the reactions of the authors to the experiment will be of great interest to all who try to work on the interface between the two concepts of Nature and Creation.
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October 1, 2013


The digital platform is now fully active including the fourth column! Congratulations to the AIME team of engineer, designers and organizers who worked to beat the September deadline. As of October 24th, we consider that the digital functions are completed (of course they need a lot of further work) and that we can concentrate our attention fully to the process of the inquiry.
In addition to the text, the platform includes the index/glossary/vocabulary,...

September 6, 2013

The play "Gaia Global Circus" has been played in French in Toulouse over the week end of September 27 to 29 with great success.
In addition many activities (in French and in English) will occur during the two weeks until October 11. This includes a very interesting evening, on Monday the 7th with lectures by Clive Hamilton and Oliver Morton "the time of controversies".
Those lectures will complete a day devoted to the "Controversies mapping award' that mobilizes the consortium called "Demoscience"...

July 23, 2013


The paper book is now on sale in the US.
The digital platform is now fully active (except for the fourth column -contribution- coming soon).

In addition to the text, the platform includes the index/glossary/vocabulary, a large documentation including of course what is traditionally present in footnotes (quotations and bibliographies) but vastly augmented by films, artist galleries, special works commissioned for the platform and of...