Producing the Anthropocene, Producing the Future

November 7th, 2018

A reflection on the ideological underpinnings and modes of thought that have enabled the Anthropocene.

When attempting to identify and locate the driving parameters that are to blame for the current planetary transformations of the Anthropocene, diverging narratives shift the blame onto an array of processes, practices, and chapters of human history—from linear production and consumption patterns to industrial farming or the “Great Acceleration” of the post-war period. But what are the underlying assumptions, ideas, norms, and belief systems that have been guiding these human activities?