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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.


Mimicking 'plant power' through artificial photosynthesis by capturing the sun's energy in chemical compounds could drive the solar energy revolution.


5 Dec 2023, 7:00 pm CET - Panel discussion on climate action and intergenerational justice at Volkstheater Wien (organised by LBI)


Modern sustainable technologies require the extraction of rare metals from the Earth - calling their "sustainability" into question.


27 Nov 2023 - Talk by Prof Eva Horn as part of the interdisciplinary lecture series "Planetary Thinking" at the JLU Giessen (in German)


New IUGS publication by the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) that discusses seven challenges related to formalising the Anthropocene as a new epoch.


7 Nov 2023, 4:30 pm CET - Book launch event in Vienna for the new volume "Futures Literacy" co-edited by Carmen Sippl (PH Niederösterreich)

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.