Workshop: Critical Theory and the Anthropocene

Interdisciplinary workshop on critical theory and the Anthropocene organized by Centre for Anthropological, Political, and Social Theory (CAPS).

Registration welcome but not required (send email to Lars Tønder,


Thursday, August 24, 2017

9.30: Welcome

10.00: The Anthropocene as Event: Challenges and Possibilities

Nikolas Kompridis, Institute for Social Justice, Australian Catholic University: "Critical Theory in Light of the Anthropocene: Time for Another Change of Paradigm?"

Anders Blok, Department of Sociology, University of Copenhagen: "The Anthropocene Event in Social Theory: On Catching up with Non-Humans."

13.00: Lunch

14:00: The Anthropocene as Embodiment: Diagnosis and Norms

Adam Bencard, Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen: "The End of the Era of Free Lunches: Medical Nemisis and Cultures of Health in the Anthropocene."

Lars Tønder, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen: "Normativity in the Anthropocene: With and Against Canguilhem."

17:00: Conclusion of first day (with refreshments)

19:00: Dinner for workshop participants

Friday, August 25, 2017

9:00: Welcome

9:30: On Ethics, Critique, and Social Movements in the Anthropocene

Michael Warner, Department of English, Yale University: "Critique in the Anthropocene: On Ethics and Infrastructure."

12:00: Lunch

13:00 Fieldtrip to "Nature (Re)Turns" at Arken, with Dehlia Hannah

17:00 End of workshop

19:00: Dinner for workshop participants