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Ecosystemic awareness in the doing and undoing of anthropology 
Doerte Weig (Barcelona)
Eleni-Ira Panourgia (Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF)
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Thursday 18 July, -
Time zone: Europe/Madrid
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Short Abstract:

How can we (un)do anthropology with more ecosystemic awareness and collective intelligence? This roundtable invites combinations of anthropological and artistic methods in exploring multi-sensory, collective relationships with the more-than-human as ways of doing plausible futures of co-existence.

Long Abstract:

How do we move beyond a human-centred perspective of the self/person into appreciating and living our interdependence and resonance within ecosystemically entangled worlds? What is the continued role of anthropology in doing, and undoing, individualised ways of looking at modes of social practice and organisation? This roundtable invites contributions that explore how combinations of anthropological and artistic practice inform perspectives towards collective, multi-sensorial worlding with the more-than-human.

We are interested in examples of emergent, interdisciplinary ways of doing anthropology which attune to ecological co-presence and more-than-human, collective intelligence. How do such modes become articulated within anthropology and beyond? How do they help voicing stories of multispecies ecologies and navigating plausible futures of co-existence? How are they related to concepts of care, resilience, reciprocity, and (re)generation? Which practical impulses towards attuned self-environment relations and embodied ecosomatic awareness do these examples offer? How can anthropological sense-making support generating such potentials and capacities?

For the roundtable, submissions can range from traditional academic case studies to multi-modal presentations of poetic, aural, visual or participatory nature. Please join with (y)our curiosity and creativity.


Barry, K et al (2021). “Speculative Listening: Melting Sea Ice and New Methods of Listening with the Planet.” Global Discourse 11(1–2),115-129.

Myers, N (2018). “How to Grow Livable Worlds: Ten Not-So-Easy Steps”, In The World to Come, edited by Kerry Oliver Smith, 53–63, Florida: Harn Museum.

Tsing, A et al (2019). “Patchy Anthropocene: Landscape Structure, Multispecies History, and the Retooling of Anthropology: An Introduction to Supplement 20.” Current anthropology 60,S20(2019):186–S197.

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Session 1 Thursday 18 July, 2024, -