Cecylia Malik, Critical Water Mass, 2013. Photo: Piotr Dziurdzia. Courtesy artist.

Visual Cultures of the Anthropocene
Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy
Lecturers: Maja Fowkes and Reuben Fowkes

This course examines the impact of the Anthropocene on how we experience and represent the natural world, in shaping debates around the collective response to ecological crisis and on the evolving role of artists in visualising planetary issues. Students examine a broad range of approaches in visual arts, performance arts, film and literature to environmental issues from responses to the challenges posed by climate change to engagements with bio-diversity and sustainable lifestyles. Along with lectures and seminar discussions, this course will involve encounters with multiple art forms and contemporary cultural sources and provide opportunities to develop critical skills and broaden their response to ecological issues.