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.

Visitors 2018

Guest Professors  

  • Jennifer Deger, James Cook University, Australia
  • Jennifer Johnson
  • Andrew Mathews, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Santa Cruz.
  • Matteo Garbelotto, Project Investigator, Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California Berkeley.   
  • Osamu Saito, Academic Director & Programme Officer, UN University, Tokyo.
  • Lisa Curran, Senior Fellow - Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment; Roger and Cynthia Lang Professor in Environmental Anthropology.
  • Janet Franklin​, Distinguished Professor of Biogeography, University of California, Riverside. 
  • Pep Serra-Diaz, Post.doc, Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University.
  • Annik Schnitzler, Professor, University of Lorraine.


Visiting PhD students

  •  Kirsten Keller, visiting PhD researcher, University of Santa Cruz. June 1-August 31, 2018
  • Jun Akamine, Tokyo University. June 17-21, 2018.  
  • Toby Neilson, PhD Film Studies researcher at The University of Glasgow. May 1-30, 2018.

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Wed 25 Apr
09:15-11:30 | Moesgård alle 20, 8270 Højbjerg, 4215, 032 (basement)
The Patch Dynamics of Capitalist Asymmetry: Infrastructures, Fantasies ... and Multispecies Worlds.
An informal seminar with James Ferguson
Wed 02 May
13:00-16:00 | Moesgård Museum, auditorium (020)
ALBATROSS A love story for our time from the heart of the Pacific
Film screening at MoMu
Mon 14 May
17:00-20:00 | Jens Christian Schous vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C (1451, 515).
Slow seminar no. 43


2018.04.17 | Publication

Special Spring Gift: Latour, Stengers, Tsing!

In a roundtable discussion entitled “Anthropologists Are Talking … about Capitalism, Ecology, Apocalypse”, Bruno Latour, Isabelle Stengers, and Anna Tsing discuss questions about capitalism, environment and subjectivity in the Anthropocene with Nils Bubandt.

2018.04.17 | Media coverage

"Feral Dynamics" by Guest Editors Anna Tsing and Nils Bubandt.

Special AURA section in Journal of Ethnobiology Volume 38, Number 1, 2018

2018.04.17 | People

New visiting PhD student

Kirsten Keller from UCSC is visiting AURA until July