AAA: Emergent Ecologies
November 17th, 7:00pm
Join Eben Kirksey, author of Emergent Ecologies, for a conversation about how we can reject climate change doomsday scenarios and instead find possibilities in the symbiotic associations of opportunistic plants, animals, and microbes now flourishing in unexpected places. Emergent Ecologies uses artwork and contemporary philosophy to illustrate hopeful opportunities and reframe key problems in conservation biology such as invasive species, extinction, environmental management, and reforestation.
Eben Kirksey has published two books with Duke University Press—Freedom in Entangled Worlds (2012) and Emergent Ecologies (2015)—as well as one edited collection: The Multispecies Salon (2014). He was Princeton University’s 2015-2016 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor, where he was researching and writing a new book. Currently he is an Australian Research Council Fellow and the incoming Disciplinary Convener (Chair) of the Environmental Humanities program at UNSW Australia in Sydney.
Image credit: “Tokyo Skytree” by IQRemix [Flickr] is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
We’ve entered the Anthropocene — a new planetary age when human activities exert a dominant influence on Earth’s geology and ecosystems.
As a way of exploring (and coping) with this reality, Northern Lights.mn invites you to join the AAA: Anthropocene Awareness Association. It’s a sometimes club, sometimes support group, always happy hour to discuss issues related to the core ideas of Climate Chaos | Climate Rising: adaptation, deep time, interconnection, migration, and many others.
Many thanks to our friends at Fulton Brewing for sponsoring!