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New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University (NOCGS), in partnership with Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin (MPIWG), is hosting Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta, November 10-16, 2019. This immersive, week-long educational event explores the Mississippi River region as catchment for ecological, industrial and social realities—both historical and current, and as a zone of longstanding interaction between humans and the environment. The river offers a rich example for understanding how vast abstractions, such as the Anthropocene (or "Age of Humankind"), land in the every day lives of those affected by them. The flows of people, commercial goods, toxins, material extractions, and histories that the river draws together demonstrate the interdependence of ways of life, the environment, and the sociopolitical realities that have come to form the river's path through the American continent. Anthropocene River Campus is the culmination of Mississippi. An Anthropocene River, a two-year river region study, and welcomes participants in a confluence of local, upstream, and international perspectives for this exploration of our beloved and troubled river landscape.

Anthropocene River Campus Public Programs will take place all day Sunday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 16, as well as every evening Monday, Nov. 11 - Friday, Nov. 15. Public programs are free unless noted. Registration is required for the evening event on Nov. 15 but not for other public events. Six seminars will be offered during the weekdays of Monday, Nov. 11 - Friday, Nov. 15; these seminars are only open to seminar leaders, 120 campus participants who were selected via a call for applications in Spring 2019, and select journalists.

 

Mississippi. An Anthropocene River is a project by Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), Berlin, in collaboration with numerous international partners, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office as part of the initiative #WunderbarTogether as well as by the Max Planck Society.

Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta is organized by the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane UniversityHaus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), with support from the Tulane School of Liberal Arts and Tulane ByWater Institute, in collaboration with the Mississippi. An Anthropocene River project and numerous local partners and organizations.

 

ANTHROPOCENE RIVER CAMPUS PUBLIC PROGRAMS

**Please continue to check this event page for changes and updates in location and start times.

 

SUNDAY — OPENING DAY 

Anthropocene River: Opening Day of the Anthropocene River Campus

Offerings from the five Mississippi River Field Stations, members of the Anthropocene Working Group, and directors of NOCGS, HKW, and MPIWG.

Sunday, November 10, 2019, 10am-7pm

Kendall Cram room, Lavin Bernick Center, Uptown Campus

Followed by a reception hosted by the School of Liberal Arts in the Qatar room, Lavin Bernick Center, Tulane Uptown campus

Sponsored and organized by NOCGS / HKW / MPIWG and the School of Liberal Arts

Related links:

Mississippi River Field Stations https://anthropocene-curriculum.org/project/mississippi/field-stations

Anthropocene Working Group http://quaternary.stratigraphy.org/working-groups/anthropocene/

 

MONDAY

Anthropogenic Cinema: Field Station Film Screenings

Short films and discussion, featuring Anthropocene River Campus participants 

Monday, November 11, 2019, 7:30pm

Kendall Cram room, Lavin Bernick Center, Tulane Uptown campus

Sponsored and organized by NOCGS / HKW / MPIWG

 

TUESDAY

Uprisings, Futures, and Freedoms

A public conversation with Dread Scott, ARC seminar participant Kira Akerman and NOCGS assistant director Denise Frazier that will explore two major works of art that unfold in our river region, Slave Rebellion Reenactment and Hollow Tree. Slave Rebellion Reenactment was instigated by artist Dread Scott, developed in community over the past five years, and will take place November 8-9, 2019. Hollow Tree (work-in-progress) tells the stories of three teenagers coming of age in Southeast Louisiana; a parable of climate adaptation worldwide.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:30pm 

Kendall Cram room, Lavin Bernick Center, Tulane Uptown campus

Sponsored and organized by NOCGS 

Related links: Slave Rebellion Reenactment https://www.slave-revolt.com/ 

 

WEDNESDAY 

Future Cities // Future Coasts Speaker Series — "As Ungovernable as Mud: Wetlands, Agriculture, Central Illinois and the Mississippi Watershed"

featuring Anthropocene River Campus participants Ryan Griffis in conversation with Bruce Sunpie Barnes

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:30pm

Kendall Cram room, Lavin Bernick Center, Uptown Campus

Sponsored and organized by Tulane ByWater Institute, with support from NOCGS / HKW / MPIWG

 

THURSDAY

Universal Dreams Denied: Environmental Risk in the Matanza-Riachuelo, Mississippi, and Yamuna River Basins 

Thursday, November 14th, 7:00pm

Newcomb Art Museum and Freeman Auditorium, Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane Uptown campus

7:00-7:45pm "The American Dream Denied: the New Orleans Residents of Gordon Plaza Seek Relocation" exhibit tour with Shannon Rainey, President of Residents of Gordon Plaza, Inc., and Marilyn Amar in the Newcomb Art Museum 

8:00pm "Universal Dreams Denied: Environmental Risk in the Matanza-Riachuelo, Mississippi, and Yamuna River Basins" panel with Anthropocene River Campus seminar convener and exhibit co-creator Christopher Oliver and Anthropocene River Campus participants Ravi Agarwal and Débora Swistun, in Freeman Auditorium. 

Sponsored and organized by NOCGS, with support from the Newcomb Art Museum

 

FRIDAY

The Year of German-American Friendship #Wunderbar Together, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin and New Orleans Center for the Gulf South at Tulane University present 

Down By the Riverside An evening with American Routes hosted by Nick Spitzer and featuring Tom McDermott, the Doucet Brothers, Doc Hawley, and Michael White with Topsy Chapman

New Orleans Jazz Market Friday, November 15, 2019 7:30pm Doors open 7:45pm American Routes program 10:00pm Afterparty with DJ Brice Nice

Down by the Riverside is the final evening of Anthropocene River Campus: The Human Delta (November 10-16, 2019) and is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office as part of the initiative #WunderbarTogether, with additional support from New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Tulane University.

*Registration required. Email gulfsouth@tulane.edu.

 

SATURDAY — CLOSING DAY

Anthropocene River Campus Basecamp at FORESTival, with river seminar reflections and offerings by Anthropocene River Campus participants Ryan Clarke, Kristina Kay Robinson, and Mareli Sanchez Julia

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 10am-5pm 

A Studio in the Woods, 13401 Patterson Road (Westbank, New Orleans)

Tickets $15*, kids free.

Sponsored and organized by NOCGS, with support from A Studio in the Woods, a program of Tulane ByWater Institute.  

For more information: http://www.astudiointhewoods.org/programs/forestival/

*No one turned away due to lack of funds.

 

For questions and/or to join the monthly newsletter of the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, please email gulfsouth@tulane.edu.

 

New Orleans Center for the Gulf South


For more information contact: Regina Cairns via email to gulfsouth@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-314-2854
Tickets are Not required
For more information on this event, please visit https://anthropocene-curriculum.org/project/mississippi/anthropocene-river-campus-the-human-delta