Natchez: Etiologies of Anthropocenic Emergence

August 20th, 2019

Natchez rests at the intersection of entangled violence of white supremacism and human exceptionalism as they play out on the landscape.

The projects of the Natchez Field Station explore the etiologies of the Anthropocene in Natchez, Mississippi, looking closely at the core ideologies and practices—the rationality at the heart of the conceptual systems, which drove the emergence of the Anthropocene. Our exploration highlights the shared conceptual DNA; looking into the entangled historical unfoldings, and the intertwined implications of the deep connections that exist between white supremacism and human exceptionalism, and between genocide and ecocide.