Upcoming Lecture & Workshop

The Anthropocene as an environ-mental crisis with Dr Uwe Voigt

“A Workshop on Dead Wood”: Ambivalences of a Cultural Ecosystem Service in the Anthropocene with Dr Uwe Voigt and Dr Joachim Rathmann

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The lecture and the workshop are organized by the Forestry department and the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program at UBC. The departmental contacts are Dr Mike Meitner (Forestry) and Dr Barbara Weber (ISGP). If you have any questions, please contact the event coordinator: Helena G. Kudzia | hkudzia@mail.ubc.ca

Monday, November 4, 12:00 pm
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Dr Uwe Voigt (Augsburg University, Germany)
The Anthropocene as an environ-mental crisis

There is little doubt that the Anthropocene comes about as a complex crisis of our physical environment. Our human attempts to deal with this crisis are impeded by manifold crises of our own, on different levels, ranging from the psychological to the geo-political. Grounded on heterodox readings of panpsychism and the Gaia hypothesis, this paper argues: We do not have to deal with sheer coincidence; the Anthropocene also effects our mental environment, leading to a crisis of global narcissism. In the final analysis, there might be only one crisis: an environ-mental one.

Monday, November 4, 1:15 – 3:45 pm
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Dr Uwe Voigt and Dr Joachim Rathmann
“A Workshop on Dead Wood”: Ambivalences of a Cultural Ecosystem Service in the Anthropocene

In the Anthropocene, the ecological and also cultural importance of dead wood becomes ever more highlighted. At the same time, dead wood keeps provoking very ambivalent ways of perception – ranging from ugly to beautiful. In which ways is dead wood perceived today? (How) is this linked with the acknowledged usefulness of dead wood? And what does this tell about dead wood from the perspectives of the aesthetics and philosophy of nature?