Who will speak for the Anthropocene?

Post written by Professor Noel Castree

I recently attended a multidisciplinary conference about ‘the Anthropocene’, organised by the Sydney Environment Institute (SEI). Newly arrived in Australia, it gave me a chance both to meet new people and learn more about a subject I’ve had a close eye on for the last while. The event brought the likes of Deborah Bird Rose and literary scholar Kate Rigby together with the likes of Roderick Lawrence (an enthusiastic interdisciplinarian) and Jan Zalasiewicz (a geologist and sometime advocate of the Anthropocene idea). There were a number of non-academic speakers and attendees too, including artists and museum professionals. Members of Australia’s Indigenous community were also present. Continue reading