- 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.
Performing the Anthropocene is a collaborative course that merges the disciplines of theatre and sustainability to investigate possible climate futures.
Humanity’s impact on the planet is well-recognized. Yet, how well do we understand that our individual actions have a rippling effect on the entire planet? In this Lab, students will investigate global issues tied to human consumption, develop weekly short performance investigations and will then have the opportunity to shape those investigations into a culminating performance impact piece.
- We will work with a research librarian, sustainability scientists and scholars, dramaturgs and guest artists.
Together, students and faculty will create multiple performative outcomes that will create a visceral, dynamic approach to these challenging themes that have shaped the Anthropocene. View their final impact outcomes here
Anthropocene in the News
At the Humanities Lab, we strive to ensure our Labs are relevant and current. Here are some recent articles about the Anthropocene in today’s news!
Course time/location: Wednesdays 9:00am-12:00pm via ASU Sync
Lab time/location: Mondays 10:45am-12:00pm in ED236*
- Humanities Lab HUL 494 and HUL 598
- Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts THP 494 and THP 598
- School of Sustainability SOS 498 and SOS 594
Faculty: Rachel Bowditch Film, Dance and Theatre Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts Performing the Anthropocene Fall 2020