Deep Time Chicago

January 1st, 2017

Deep Time Chicago explores the idea of humanity as a geological agency, capable of disrupting the Earth system and inscribing present modes of existence into deep time.

Cultural Change in the Anthropocene

Deep Time Chicago is an art/research/activism initiative formed in the wake of the Anthropocene Campus held at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, in 2016. The specific goal of the initiative is to explore the idea of humanity as a geological agency, capable of disrupting the Earth system and inscribing present modes of existence into deep time. Knitting together group readings, guided walks, lectures, panels, screenings, performances, publications, and exhibitions, a public research trajectory is being developed within the framework of Deep Time Chicago, offering a variety of formats where inhabitants of the Chicago area can grapple with the crucial questions of global ecological change.