The research project Atmospheres in the Urban Anthropocene – International and Cross-disciplinary Research Network was established with the aim of developping an affective-sensory approach to the urban Anthropocene by bridging two strands of research which are hitherto unrelated: 1) research that has investigated the urban and the Anthropocene without much attention to affective and sensory issues, and 2) recent urban and architectural research into atmosphere that has investigated the sensory affective but most often fails to address the Anthropocene.
The relevance of this bridging is found in recent studies highlighting that the challenges of the Anthropocene include not only changing weather conditions, rising sea levels and diminishing biodiversity, but also the diminishing affective and sensory engagement of people with the urban environment.
The network arranges three workshops in distinct climatic and sensory-affective atmospheres: Aarhus, Denmark, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Anchorage, Alaska
30 June 2021
External partners and collaborators
Jean-Paul Thibault (École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Grenoble), Martin Prominski (Leibniz University Hannover), Thomas Juel Clemmensen (The Arctic University of Norway), Ariane Lourie Harrison (Harrison Atelier in New York), Jens-Christian Svenning (Aarhus University), Christina Werner (Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin).
Independent Research Fund Denmark, Culture and Communication
Polina Chebotareva, Tom Nielsen, Stefan Darlan Boris, Inge Vestergaard, Rasmus Hjortshøj, Morten Daugaard, Niels Albertsen