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Morning 07: Fundamentals and Vocabularies of the Anthropocene

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It is necessary to critically investigate the fundamentals we have come to perceive as commonplace in order to effectively tackle the problems of our time. Potential solutions to the climate crisis depend on a proper understanding of the social and political relations which have made it possible in the first place. This interactive seminar will use visual and textual material and tools from the social sciences and humanities to try and comprehend the roots of our current planetary crisis and to deconstruct the conceptual, rhetorical, economic, social and political assemblages which have given rise to the Anthropocene.
Some of the questions the seminar will address: How can we restore trust in science to use it as a source for providing responsible solutions? What are the roles of gender, race or economic position in the construction of the discourse of the Anthropocene in general and climate crisis in particular? What could be the role of expertise in balancing demands for knowledge and demands for responsible and far-sighted policies?
Participants will reflect on and unpack the language of the industrial and fossil-fuel eras, the instrumental use of the concept of ‘nature’ and the vocabulary of inequalities. Ultimately, participants will think about building new fundamentals for non-elitist, non-consumerist, and common-good oriented societies.

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15:00 - 20:00Welcome of the Scholarship HoldersSocial


Afternoon Seminar 01: Collaboration Through the Power of MusicSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 02: Behaving TruthfullySeminar
Afternoon Seminar 03: Walking a MileSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 04: Addicted to StorySeminar
Afternoon Seminar 05: Creative Writing. The Art of Telling the TruthSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 06: ‘Closing the Gap’ – Forum and Legislative TheatreSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 07: Standing AirwavesSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 08: Finding Home and Being Moved in a Complex WorldSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 09: Shaping the SoundSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 10: Practising for Peace – a Dojo for Warriors of the HeartSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 11: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 12: Challenging LeadershipSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 13: Design Challenge for Alpbach Learning MissionsSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 14: Visual Reflection and Communication for Co-CreationSeminar
Afternoon Seminar 15: Fake or Fact? Fundamentals of Truth and KnowledgeSeminar


Morning Seminar 01: Leading a Good Life in the 21st CenturySeminar
Morning Seminar 02: Why we Do What we Do: Decision Making Processes and Emotional FactsSeminar
Morning Seminar 03: What is Understanding? In AI and BiologySeminar
Morning Seminar 04: Gender Matters – Gendering AlpbachSeminar
Morning Seminar 05: Strengthening Democracy and the Rule of Law: The Role of Civil-SocietySeminar
Morning Seminar 06: Climate Crisis, Human Rights and MobilitySeminar
Morning Seminar 07: Fundamentals and Vocabularies of the AnthropoceneSeminar
Morning Seminar 08: Transformative Power of ArtSeminar
Morning Seminar 09: Continental Hurdles? Africa’s Demographic and Economic Future ChallengesSeminar
Morning Seminar 10: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Morning Seminar 11: The Future of Energy: The Many Who’s and How’s (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 12: Urban Fundamentals (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 13: Healthy Communities (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 14: Water – Caring about the Future (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Morning Seminar 15: To Have or to Be? Redefining Prosperity and Well-Being (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar