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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.


Thu 08 Sep
12:00-14:00 | Moesgård, the old canteen (4215, 032)
AURA Lab group (closed PhD event)
Workshop with visiting researcher Diana Pardo Pedraza
Tue 13 Sep
15:30-17:30 | Bioscience, building 1540, room K33 (in the basement). Ny Munkegade 114, 8000 Aarhus
Slow Seminar no. 25
Excerpts of forthcoming Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet
Wed 21 Sep
15:00-17:00 | Moesgård, the old canteen (4215, 032)
AURA Lab group (closed PhD event)
Discussion of paper by Julia Poerting, Heidelberg
Wed 05 Oct
15:00-17:00 | Moesgård, the old canteen (4215, 032)
AURA Lab group (closed PhD event)
Workshop around paper by Meredith Root-Bernstein


2016.08.11 | Media coverage

AURA omtale i Kristeligt Dagblad

Journalist Kåre Gade var med d. 19 maj 2016, da AURA afholdt landskabsseminar på Moesgård.

2016.07.08 | Awards

Researcher in charge Nils Bubandt appointed Professor

In connection with his professorship, Nils Bubandt is going to continue the interdisciplinary work in AURA

2016.06.28 | Media coverage

AURA researchers in Washington Post

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning and post.doc Meredith Root-Bernstein in feature article about rewilding

AURA visitors in 2016

Bruno Latour

The well-known Philosopher, Anthropologist and Sociologist of Science Bruno Latour will be visiting AURA June 2-5, 2016.

Assistant Professor Micha Rahder at Department of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State University will be joining AURA as a guest researcher in May, 2016.

Bo Fritzbøger

Landscape geographer Kenneth Olwig (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) and Historian Bo Fritzbøger (Copenhagen University) will both be giving talks at the AURA Landscape Seminar, May 19 together with AURA core group member Jens-Christian Svenning (see events).

AUFF grants

AURA will be welcoming 6 PhD students in the Spring and Summer of 2016 on AUFF grants:

Oscar F. Reyna, PhD student, the Sociology of Development and Change Chair Group in Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Janelle M. Baker, PhD student, Anthropology Department at McGill University, Canada.

Agata Agnieszka Konczal, PhD student, the Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology at University of Poznań, Poland.

Xan Chacko, PhD student, the University of California, Davis.

Julia Poerting, PhD student, the Department of Human Geography at Heidelberg University,

Aviv Kruglanski, artist and PhD student at Hull University Business School.


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