- What is the Anthropocene? What does it have to do with climate change?
- What are the human stories embedded within these chains of consumption?
- What are real, actionable solutions towards a sustainable future?
The Anthropocene is the current geological age in which human activity has been the dominant influence on climate and the environment.
- We will work with a research librarian, sustainability scientists and scholars, dramaturgs and guest artists.
In Performing the Anthropocene, a diverse community of students and their faculty from the School of Sustainability and the School of Music, Dance and Theater researched human consumption as they co-created original performances exposing disturbing sustainability concerns including human disconnection and the global consequences of inaction. For example, one Lab outcome is a short film created by a local/ international student collaboration that blends original footage from the Grand Bazaar of Turkey, the peak of A-Mountain, other locales, and interspersed holographic acting scenes that together create a haunting and enlightening depiction of human disconnection.View their final impact outcomes here