The Anthropocene at the ENS de Lyon

The Anthropocene at the ENS de Lyon

Mon, 29/08/2016



Human activities have radically changed our relation to the planet, making us enter the “Anthropocene”.
To address this topical issue, the ENS de Lyon launches from October 27 to 29 a thematic school of Arts/Science/Literature, destined for third or fourth-year students registered in human and social sciences or in exact and experimental sciences. It will be the opportunity, over the course of three days in various locations across the ENS de Lyon’s campus, to take part in debates and conferences with renowned speakers, to meet students from all disciplines, to set up innovative projects and to take part in cultural events in the evening.

  • October 27
    • 9-12am: Aesthetics, urbanity and agriculture
      Nathalie Blanc (CNRS)
      Matthieu Calame (Foundation for the Progress of Humankind)
    • 8pm: Anthropocenic visit of the Musée des Confluences
  • October 28
    • 9-12am: War and climate
      Jean-Michel Valantin (Senior official in sustainable development)
      Stéphane Grumbach (INRIA, Dir. IXXI)
    • 8pm: "Into Eternity" - Michael Madsen

After the training:

  • Collection of projects and ideas (artistic projects, publications, performances, new educational tools) and publication on a dedicated website managed by the students
  • Support to setting up the most advanced projects
  • Integrating the projects within the international network

A typical day:

  • 9am: welcome comments
  • 10am-12pm: two conferences
  • 12:30pm: lunch
  • 2pm: group workshops
  • 4pm: restitution, debate
  • 8pm: dinner and cultural evening