Project Launch Minneapolis

August 20th, 2019

At the opening event of Mississippi. An Anthropocene River collaborators gathered for a public symposium, workshops and field excursions to discuss how the Anthropocene concept can activate novels ways of engaging with global change.

Symposium at Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis – June 20, 2018

How can the Anthropocene become a concept that activates the way in which we engage with planetary change? And how can local narratives of the Anthropocene become graspable along the Mississippi River? At the inaugural symposium of the year-long collaborative interdisciplinary research project Mississippi. An Anthropocene River, collaborators of the project gathered at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis on June 20, 2018, to share, exchange and discuss their research perspectives as well as methodological approaches and practices. The symposium first considered the concept’s potential to transform human-environment interactions and secondly examined how the analysis of local articulations of Anthtopocene processes may help to turn an otherwise seemingly incomprehensible concept graspable and intelligible. The following contributions provide an insight into the activities on-site.