Perspectives on Design: the Anthropocene - ID Seminar 2013

Date and time
January 14, 2013, at 09:00 AM - 04:30 PM
Type of event
Symposium
Place and route

Svarta havet
LM Ericssons väg 14, Stockholm (Look at a map)
Underground station: Telefonplan (Timetables at SL)



Every living thing affects its surroundings. But humanity is now influencing every aspect of the Earth on a scale akin to the great forces of nature.

Scientists are beginning to call our current geological period ”the human age”, in other words, “the Anthropocene”. What roles could design take and what insights arise in relation to this understanding?

Together with guest speakers, we at ID will be discussing this perspective on design during this important symposium.

Program
09:00
Welcome and introduction/ Martin Avila, Bo Westerlund – Konstfack Industrial Design

09:20
A
nthropocenic citizens need anthroposcenic imaginaries [and designs]/ Jacob von Heland - Filmmaker and consultant on human ecology and resilience.

09:50
Metadesign and Fashion
– How can we mobilise design sensibilities for sustainable products, systems and paradigms?
Dr Mathilda Tham, Visiting Professor in Fashion and Sustainability Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm. Metadesign researcher, Goldsmiths University of London.

10:20 Coffee break

10:40
Co-Creating the Anthropocene: What are some possible roles for design?/ Garry Peterson, Professor in Environmental Sciences with key focus on resilience in social-ecological systems at Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.

11:10 Panel discussion

11:40 Lunch break



Contact
Bo WesterlundProtected address


Organizer
Department of Design, Crafts and Arts

More information

What is the Anthropocene?

Scientists are beginning to call our current geological period ”the human age”, in other words, “the Anthropocene”.

”Every living thing affects its surroundings. But humanity is now influencing every aspect of the Earth on a scale akin to the great forces of nature.

There are now so many of us, using so many resources, that we’re disrupting the grand cycles of biology, chemistry and geology by which elements like carbon and nitrogen circulate between land, sea and atmosphere. We’re changing the way water moves around the globe as never before. Almost all the planet’s ecosystems bear the marks of our presence.

Our species’ whole recorded history has taken place in the geological period called the Holocene – the brief interval stretching back 10,000 years. But our collective actions have brought us into uncharted territory. A growing number of scientists think we’ve entered a new geological epoch that needs a new name – the Anthropocene. (…)” Excerpt from http://www.anthropocene.info/

What roles could design take and what insights arise in relation to this understanding?

Together with guest speakers, we at ID will be discussing this perspective on design during this important symposium.

Warmly welcome,
ID Faculty

Updated: December 19, 2012
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