Monthly Archives: July 2014

Alf Hornborg

The second interview in our series is with Alf Hornborg, who is an anthropologist and professor of human ecology at Lund University, Sweden. Hornborg is the author of The Power of the Machine: Global Inequalities of Economy, Technology, and Environment and the title of his lecture at our colloquium is “Does the Anthropocene Really Imply the End of Culture/Nature and Subject/Object Distinctions?” We proposed three questions to him, and he made this video in which he talks about the material conditions of possibility of the Anthropocene, among other things.


Changes in the Program

We are sorry to inform that Elizabeth Povinelli and Donna Haraway will not be able to come to Rio de Janeiro in September. We will announce new participants soon. For the time being, you can watch the┬ávideo of professor Haraway’s lecture “Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene: Staying with the Trouble” here.

Interview with Clive Hamilton

We start our interview series about the global ecological crisis with Clive Hamilton. Professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, Australia, Hamilton has been writing on climate change for the last 15 years. His most recent books, Requiem for a Species: Why we resist the truth about climate change (2010) and Earthmasters: The dawn of the age of climate engineering (2013), offer an important theoretical basis for reflection on the subject. Unfortunately, Hamilton won’t be able to attend the Colloquium, but kindly accepted to give this interview in order to share his ideas with us. We hope you too enjoy it!

International Colloquium
September 15-19, 2014
Casa de Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro

Welcome to The Thousand Names of Gaia blog. Here you will find information about the colloquium, registration instructions, news about the conference, as well as short interviews with some of the confirmed speakers (the blog is still under construction and will be progressively updated). We invite you to navigate through it and to come back regularly to check the news!

Casa de Rui Barbosa, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro

Casa de Rui Barbosa, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro