Recap: Environmental Affairs Symposium We the Anthropos
February 09, 2015
What does it mean to dwell in the Anthropocene, when the earth has in many ways become a human creation? Shall we the anthropos celebrate or mourn this era? How shall we guide our environmental practices when notions such as the balance of nature and living within limits no longer fit our collective experience?
These were a few of the provocative questions tackled by the 17th annual Environmental Affairs Symposium, held in October.
This year’s keynote event, held in the Ecotrust Natural Capital Center in downtown Portland, featured Lesley Head, distinguished professor of geography at the Australian Centre for Cultural Environmental Research, and Paul Robbins, director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin at Madison.