Quaternaire IV (Anthropocène)
2005 (Date created)
100 in W
48 in H
Exhibition LabelThe Anthropocene Working Group is currently trying to establish whether modern humans have created a permanent layer onto the strata of the Earth. If so, the Anthropocene would be proposed as a new geological epoch under the Quaternary period. Although the ecological crisis concerns all societies (with various degrees of responsibility), many scholars warn against a hegemonic approach to the Anthropocene thesis. Alternatives to the term itself have also been proposed, among others Capitalocene -- the age of capital, the system that instigates our harmful behaviors.
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