If the Anthropocene heralds both a new age of human supremacy and an out-of-control Nature ushering in a premature apocalypse, this living book insists such assumptions must be hacked. Reperforming selections from two live events staged in 2016 and 2017 in Sydney, Australia, Hacking the Anthropocene offers a series of propositions – argument, augury, poetry, elegy, essay, image, video – that suggest alternative entry points for understanding shifting relationships between humans and nature. Scholars and artists from environmental humanities and related areas of social, political and cultural studies interrogate the assumption of the human “we” as a uniform actor, and offer a timely reminder of the entanglements of race, sexuality, gender, coloniality, class, and species in all of our earthly terraformings. Here, Anthropocene politics are both urgent and playful, and the personal is also planetary.
Feminist, Queer, Anticolonial Propositions for Hacking the Anthropocene is an OHP Labs Seedbook. More at Seedbooks…
Jennifer Mae Hamilton is a lecturer in English Literary Studies at the University of New England and co-founder of COMPOSTING Feminisms and Environmental Humanities.
Astrida Neimanis is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Gender and Cultural Studies and a Key Researcher with the Sydney Environment Institute at The University of Sydney on Gadigal land. Her books include Bodies of Water: Posthuman Feminist Phenomenology (2017) and the co-edited collection Thinking with Water (2013).
Pia van Gelder is a researcher, historian and artist at University of New South Wales. Her work focuses on the influence of esotericism and energies on instruments in the arts of the 20th century.