PHOTOGRAPHS | THE ANTHROPOCENE IS A QUESTION
Though the Anthropocene potentially is many things, a strategic plan is not one of them. Rather, it offers a warning, an important concept, an opening to rethink research methodology, and an opportunity for higher education to work toward better futures for (and with) the planet. The Anthropocene also asks difficult questions of how we might do differently, live differently, and go about research through more generative and sustaining processes. Simultaneously, it can replicate some of the same habits that may have brought the Anthropocene to bear. To illustrate, I consider how research is produced both in and about the Anthropocene. I then caution against turning the Anthropocene into an industry before suggesting that—in the midst of its enormity—we might foster little practices that work differently for tomorrow, beginning with today.
'The Anthropocene is a Question, Not a Strategic Plan' | Ulmer (2019)