Postcards from the Anthropocene.
Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation

Benek Cincik, Tiago Torres-Campos (eds.)

This book includes various responses to the geopolitical conditions of our tangent times through collections of visual materials and theoretical explorations with critical positionings. The book expands on the Anthropocene theory by exploring its relations with the aesthetic concerns in contemporary representations through their geopolitical ramifications. We conceptualize postcards as documentary space-time snapshots, which convey complex assemblages of dynamic, non-linear, unpredictable, ad-hoc networks between interdependent and transcalar actors in deep time. The postcards we assemble raise questions about the ethical and political challenges of the dominant modes of technoscientific knowledge production, modes that are constituted through existing power relationships, subject positions, and differences, and that perpetuate current inequalities. They catalyse speculative and creative geopolitical imaginaries and collective subjectivities that recalibrate existing value systems and indicate alternatives.

This edited publishing project curates and presents submissions from significant scholars and practitioners across multiple disciplines in arts and humanities. In the emerging field of the Anthropocene aesthetics, the contributors investigate the possibilities of the postcard unfolding across diverse temporalities and enable complex associations between the present and the futures it constructs, both imagined and unimaginable.

The transdisciplinary nature of the book makes it a key publication in the field of geohumanities. Its publication marks an exciting event for all areas of research concerned with the Anthropocene debate — Anthropocene studies, environmental humanities, political ecology, nuclear humanities, and climate change studies.

More info: Postcards from the Anthropocene

Title: Postcards from the Anthropocene. Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation.
Editors: Benek Cincik, Tiago Torres-Campos
Contributions by: Etienne Turpin, Jussi Parikka, Mark Dorrian, Nigel Clark, Susan Schuppli, and Joanna Zylinska.
Languague: English
Cover: Softcover with flaps
Date: Fall 2019
ISBN: TBC
Publisher: dpr-barcelona

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