Anthropocene Campus Melbourne 2018: A Report

November 7th, 2018

This report reflects on the ACM18’s guiding theme of “the Elemental” and traces how the concept of the Anthropocene relates to problems of materiality.


The definition of the Anthropocene concept has been ambivalently debated. There is, however, no doubt about the Anthropocene’s attachement to problems of materiality which articulate themselves in very concrete and tangible ways. The following report engages in a reflection on these material concerns and the Anthropocene’s interconnection to matters of “the Elemental.”