The Anthropocene Observatory

The 'Anthropocene Observatory’, a project by the collective Territorial Agency (John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog), with curator Anselm Franke and artist Armin Linke, will present its latest film productions. The observatory is a knowledge station, a constantly expanding reservoir which pursues and documents the thesis of the ‘age of man’ and its political, practical, institutional, and cultural formulation in, among other areas, international climate policy. It examines past and present practices of calculating, planning, modeling and managing dynamic processes, which have been devised in an attempt to comprehend and control the earth. The observatory enters institutions, laboratories, and workplaces worldwide that are normally the operation area of specialists, where it portrays the increasingly complex relationship between abstract models, concrete places, and social organizations.

The screening of the ‘Anthropocene Observatory’ is being jointly organized by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, New Delhi, and Haus der Kulturen der Welt/House of World Cultures, Berlin.

Friday, 11 April 2014, 6.30 pm
CSDS Seminar Hall