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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 04 Feb
15:00-17:00 | Moesgaard Museum
Mild Apocalypse - Feral Landscapes in Denmark
Welcome to a Research based Exhibition at Moesgaard Museum
Fri 03 Jun
10:00-17:00 | Moesgård museum
Bruno Latour visit
AURA seminar with Bruno Latour (AURA group only)
Sat 04 Jun
10:00-16:51 |
Trip to Søby with Bruno Latour and Isabelle Stengers (AURA group only)
Bruno Latour will be joining AURA on a fieldtrip to Søby during his visit
Tue 21 Jun
12:00-15:30 | Old library at the Moesgård Mansion. Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg
Slow seminar no. 23
At this seminar we will be discussing two works by leading philosopher of science Isabelle Stengers


2016.04.28 | Media coverage

Generation Anthropocene: How humans have altered the planet for ever

Feature article in the Guardian on the Anthropocene and the work of Anna Tsing

Jens-Christian Svenning receives award

2016.04.25 | Awards

Professor Jens-Christian Svenning receives scientific award

AURA's core group member Jens-Christian Svenning was the first to receive the newly established Queen's award from the Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters

Weekendavisens kultursektion

2016.03.14 | Media coverage

Flot anmeldelse i Weekendavisen

Begejstret anmelder har set Mild Apokalypse på Moesgård Museum

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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