Lecture by Dr. Friederike Schäfer-“Un-/Making the Anthropocene. Exhibitions as Discursive Spaces”

In her research project “Earth(ly) Matters. How Exhibition Spaces Capture Natural Environments,” Friederike Schäfer discusses how large-scale exhibitions have engaged in the discourse around the Anthropocene within the past decade. She examines how these exhibitions function as discursive spaces that conflate aesthetic experience and knowledge production, through the lens of the controversial debate on this proposition for a paradigm change in the history of Earth. This talk focuses on “Das Anthropozän am HKW“ (2013–2022, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin) and “Critical Zones. Horizonte einer neuen Erdpolitik“ at ZKM (2020–2022, Zentrum für Kunst und Medien, Karlsruhe).



In collaboration with the Townsend Center-sponsored Environmental Humanities working group. A light lunch will be served.