Is the Anthropocene… Legal?

Christina von Braun and Paulo Tavares

Sat, Jan 12, 2013
5.30 pm
Combi ticket 5/3 € (all keynotes and dialogues on SAT), day ticket 8/6 €, 3-day ticket 20/16 €

Dialogue between Christina von Braun (Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin) and Paulo Tavares (Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths University, London). Introduction: Cecilia Watson (Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin)

Undoubtedly political in its scope, the notion of the Anthropocene raises a number of practical concerns related to law, jurisprudence, “natural” bias, and the articulation of rights. Who will manage an Anthropocenic world, politicians or innovators? In terms of modern legal systems’ reliance on divisions between subjects and objects, it seems pressing to take into account the necessary jurisprudential transformations and alterations in conflicts between humans and non-humans. How will nature “make its case”?

To the biography of Christina von Braun

To the biography of Paulo Tavares

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