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Upcoming Events

Blurry Bodies – Blurry Selves: Corporeality in the Anthropocene

WORKSHOP - 5 June 2024, 10 am - 7 pm CEST

The interdisciplinary workshop will explore the interplay between bodies, landscapes, and large-scale earthly transformations in literature, culture, and theory. In this way, we seek to examine the contemporary clash of scales as an ongoing negotiation of blurry bodies continuously changing into novel, yet to be theorized forms.

Hybrid event: in-person at the University of Vienna & online via Zoom

More information on our event page.


Life thrives in the most extreme environments: from the deep sea to alkaline salt lakes. What can we learn from their inhabitants?


New research findings on how microbial activity in the soil influences the global carbon cycle and possible feedback mechanisms on the climate.


To monitor water quality, the "SWAIN" project is taking an innovative approach using artificial intelligence that detects harmful chemcials.


Radio Ö1 interview with Anna Echterhölter (University of Vienna) on the Anthropocene and the new epoch in history it signifies (in German)


15 Jan 2024, 6 pm CET - Semester Question Panel Discussion with a keynote by Prof Mark Miodownik (UCL) on "The Materials of the Future"


Millions of defunct anthropogenic objects are circling through Earth's orbit - a growing risk in the global space race (article in German)

Featured Videos

 "Sympoiesis as Natural Technicity: The Allegory of the Lichen"

Keynote by Bruce Clarke (Texas Tech University)

25 January 2024 - Presented at our workshop "Making Kin"

Hosted by the Vienna Anthropocene Network (FWF-Projekt „Landschaft, Leben, Form. Die Poetik des Anthropozäns“)

 "Making Kin with Microbes? The Microbiome in the Posthuman Novel (Elisabeth Klar's 'Es gibt uns')"

Talk by Nicole Sütterlin (Harvard University)

25 January 2024 - Presented at our workshop "Making Kin"

Hosted by the Vienna Anthropocene Network

 Records of Loss

Videofilm by Axel Braun

Created on behalf of the Vienna Anthropocene Network and shown at the panel discussion "Vanishing Ice" in January 2020.

The film traces the history of Austria's largest glacier, Pasterze, contraposing past and present images to record the loss of glacial landscapes over time.