Perspectives and Politics

April 23rd, 2016

A look into the emergence of the technosphere concept and its implications for environmental governance.

A Co-evolutionary Reflection

The search for the origin of the Anthropocene and the technosphere is not only a descriptive endeavor: whether we agree on the Neolithic, the Industrial, or the Atomic Revolution as origin points, each has very different consequences on what we perceive as the core problems of the Anthropocene and how to go about solving them. During the seminar, however, we evaded the question of what a co-evolutionary perspective on the emergence of the technosphere might mean for environmental governance and politics.