You are here: AU » Research » Anthropocene

Discovering the Potential of Unintentional Design on Anthropogenic Landscapes


The Anthropocene is a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems. Applying insights and methods from anthropology, biology and philosophy Aarhus University Research on The Anthropocene (AURA) aims to open up a novel and truly trans-disciplinary field of research into the Anthropocene which is needed to understand the kinds of lives that are made and the futures that are possible in the ruined, re-wilded, and unintended landscapes of the Anthropocene.

Follow AURA on Facebook and Instagram



Nils Ole Bubandt
Professor with Special Responsibilities

Phone: +4587162116

Anna Tsing

Phone: +4587162889

Past visitors 2014 - 2015

Visiting Professors:

  • Donna Haraway, Professor Emeritaus, October 2014, University of California, Santa Cruz.
  • Scott Gilbert, Professor Emeritus, October 2014, University of Helsinki and Swarthmore College, Swarthmore. 
  • John Law, Professor Emeritus, May 2015, The Open University, England.

Visiting PhD students:

  • Erica Pastori, PhD researcher, May 2015 - October 2015, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Luz Cordoba, PhD researcher, March 2015 - July 2015, University of California, Santa Cruz.  
  • Thiago Cardoso, PhD researcher, January 2015-September 2015, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil.
  • Marilena Campos, PhD researcher, Bioscience, February 2015-June 2015, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
  • Rachel Antoinette Cypher, PhD researcher, September 2014-December 2014, University of California, Santa Cruz. 

Visiting Postdoctoral fellows:   


Newsletter Subscription

AURA Newsletter Archive


AURA is funded by the Danish National Research Foundation for a five-year period until 2018. The project started September 1, 2013.

Comments on content: 
Revised 2016.02.02

Aarhus University
Nordre Ringgade 1
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Tel: +45 8715 0000
Fax: +45 8715 0201

CVR no: 31119103

AU on social media: