Quotidian Anthropocenes

About

The Quotidian Anthropocenes (QA) project is a collaborative effort to build analytic capacity to understand and respond to the Anthropocene in different settings, linking academic researchers with community actors. Much of the work is done virtually so participants can join from anywhere in the world. We also help design and run Field Campuses that bring people together in person at different sites.

Many project participants are addressing the project's shared questions by building a QA Archive focused on the places where they live or do research. Other participants are developing analytic frameworks and resources to refine analysis of particular themes (prompting questions about available data infrastructure or land use protections in different places, for example). New participants can join either or both lines of work (developing place or thematic foci).

HOW TO JOIN THE QA RESEARCH GROUP

  1. Register on the Disaster STS platform.
  2. Send an email to Tim Schütz (tschuetz@uci.edu) with a brief introduction.
  3. Upload a profile picture and short biography on the Disaster STS platform.

HOW TO CREATE a QA PLACE or THEME ESSAY

  1. Create signage for your place or theme essay (download slide as JPEG).
  2. Go to your "Dashboard" and add a "PECE essay" on the right hand toolbar
  3. Follow the QA Style Guide to create a PLACE or THEME essay.
  4. Send an email to Tim Schütz (tschuetz@uci.edu) for your essay to be included in the theme/place collection.

PECE Resources 

BACKGROUND

  • Duration: 2018 – ongoing
  • Funding: Haus der Kulturen der Welt; Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Design Team: Kim Fortun (UC Irvine); Scott G. Knowles (Drexel University); Tim Schütz (UC Irvine); Jason Ludwig (Drexel University)
  • Instructors: James Adams (UC Irvine), Danica Loucks (UC Irvine), Guil Louissant (UC Irvine), Manuel Tironi (Catholic University Chile)
  • Commentators: TBA
  • Reviewers: TBA