Campus: The Technosphere Issue

April 14-22, 2016

In an ongoing trans-disciplinary collaboration initiated by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (Berlin), around forty scholars from around the world, working in the natural, environmental, and social sciences, as well as the humanities, arts, and architecture, will continue to jointly develop an Anthropocene Curriculum. Together with one hundred selected international researchers from different fields as well as actors from outside of academia, this program will be put into teaching practice at the Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere Issue from April 14-22, 2016, opening up new fields of knowledge and seeking to respond to the challenges of the “age of humankind” by thinking beyond institutionalized disciplines, educational formats, and teaching content.

The Seminars of the Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere Issue are developed by: Jeremy Bolen, Elena Bougleux, Susana Caló, Shadreck Chirikure, Heather Davis, Paul Edwards, Sasha Engelmann, Elaine Gan, Beate Geissler, Bernard Geoghegan, Stéphane Grumbach, Joyeeta Gupta, Peter K. Haff, Orit Halpern, Olivier Hamant, Mark Hansen, Gabrielle Hecht, Brian Holmes, Erich Hörl, Karin Knorr Cetina, Adrian Lahoud, Manfred Laubichler, Mark Lawrence, Sander van der Leeuw, Jonas Loh, Herbert Lohner, Zoe Lucia Lüthi, D.A. Masolo, Franz Mauelshagen, Clapperton C. Mavhunga, Chaz Maviyane-Davies, Janot Mendler de Suarez, Myriel Milicevic, Robert Mitchell, Ioan Negrutiu, Daniel Niles, Matteo Pasquinelli, Claire Pentecost, Godofredo Pereira, Jürgen Renn, Oliver Sann, Falk Schmidt, Susan Schuppli, Emily Eliza Scott, Melanie Sehgal, Bettina Stoetzer, Bronislaw Szerszynski, Masahiro Terada, Alexandra Toland, John Tresch, Anna Tsing, Andrew Yang.

Please find more information on the seminars and conveners here.

Institutional background

The Anthropocene Curriculum is developed by Haus der Kulturen der Welt and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. The Anthropocene Campus: The Technosphere Issue is part of the long-term project Technosphere (2015-2018), in the framework of the project 100 Years of Now of Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

The project Technosphere will be inaugurated publicly on October 2, 2015 with a series of discursive formats gathering actors from the sciences, humanities and the arts. More information at

Concept and realisation

Concept and realisation:
Katrin Klingan, Christoph Rosol, Cordula Hamschmidt, Janek Müller with Roman Brinzanik, and Bernard Geoghegan
Coordination: Carlina Rossée
Coordination students’ admission: Patricia Maurer


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Project Background
Seminars & Conveners

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