Graduate-level intensive. The parameters and limits of human agency are changing very rapidly. Some claim the planet has entered a new geological age, the Anthropocene, defined by the imprint of human beings in the geological record. The overall aim of this course is to get you thinking about human agency, set against a broad canvas of the Anthropocene and “deep time”; to consider the heft, liveliness and materiality of landscapes in your analyses; and to reflect on how to describe, conceptualise and critique the role of humans in the landscapes they inhabit and create.
Course outline and readings: here.