Ook in Rotterdam: CITIZENS OF THE ANTHROPOCENE
A thematic workshop on the anthropocene with Dirk Sijmons and Herman Kossmann.
Just as many cities around the world, Rotterdam has the ambition to become green, sustainable and resilient.
All around the city we see projects being developed to transform this car-dominated city, into an attractive and green environment for all its inhabitants, while simultaneously aiming to increase awareness about climate change and sea-level rise. But is it enough?
During this thematic block, we’ll dive into the Anthropocene – the geological era marking the dominant human impact on the Earth systems.
Through four philosophical viewpoints that one can have of this age of mankind, and while confronting the causes and effects of climate change, biodiversity loss, land-use change et cetera, we will try to bring the effects of our actions close to home, literally and painfully. We’ll use our collective knowledge and imagination to improve, layer and enrich our worldview, to understand our own cities and countries and to develop our own position vis a vis the new normal of the and how we as humans need or want to act.
INDEPENDENT SCHOOL FOR THE CITY — Citizens of the Anthropocene 2022