November 23rd, 2014

Is the Anthropocene an issue of agency rather than representation? How do we create devices for thinking through direct engagement with materials that indicate the challenges which require our participation?


We set off from the initial agreement that the challenges inherent to engaging with the issues and questions posed by the concept of the Anthropocene were not predicated on problems of representation, nor could they be sufficiently addressed by that mode. We were interested, therefore, in questions pertaining to agency: How to create, perform, or enact devices or modes of thinking by way of direct engagement with discursive materials, which indicated the challenges that needed addressing, and necessarily required participation.