The Anthropocene Monument project in Toulouse October 11th and 12th

Posted: September 2, 2014

In 2016, the International Commission on Stratigraphy will examine the existence of a new geological period, the Anthropocene. "Anthropocene Monument", the conference-performance has opened the exhibition of the same name by a time of reflection gathering researchers, historians, artists and the public around key questions: are we in the Anthropocene ? and what are the possible forms of a monument to the Anthropocene?

Combining academics lectures, performances, happenings and guided tours in the exhibition, the symposium-performance, led by Bruno Latour and Bronislaw Szerszynski, will conclude with a simulation of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) and a vote regarding the Anthropocene and the relevance of the Monument.

It will constitute itself a monument to the Anthropocene. As such, students from the Science Pos program related to experimentation in the arts and politics (SPEAP) will be responsible for collecting all intellectual and artistic material from these exchanges and create an installation that will be placed by the end of October at the opening of the exhibition

With contributions from renowned personalities: Frédérique Ait Touati (Professor of literature, theater director, historian), Lise Autogena (Artist), Christophe Bonneuil (Science Historian, writer), Jerry Brotton (Historian), Pierre Chabard (Architect, architectural historian and urban), Fabien Giraud (Artist), Nigel Clark (Geographer, writer), Claire Colebrook (cultural theorist), Emilie Hache (Philosopher), Bruno Latour (historian of science) Armin Linke (Artist), Adam Lowe (Artist), John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Architects), Tomás Saraceno (Artist), Yesenia Thibault-Picazo (Artist), Jan Zalasiewicz (Research Scientist and President of the & rsquo; ICS ), Alain Podaire (Researcher), Catherine Jeandel (Researcher), Bronislaw Szerszynski (Sociologist).