Carolina Schneider Comandulli
Extreme Citizen Science Research Group
Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability
Indigenous and environmental rights are under threat in Brazil from Jair Bolsonaro’s government. In a little less then 4 months in power, Brazil’s current President has managed to dismantle the country’s existing structures for the protection of environmental and human rights.
A recent discussion between CAoS co-founder Jerome Lewis and UCL Associate Professor Hannah Knox, in which they discuss public anthropology in the context of climate change and digital technology. This conversation takes place on behalf of Global Ethnographic, an online multimedia ethnographic journal.
CTI (Indigenous Advocacy Centre) and CAoS (Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) win the Brazilian Newton Prize 2018.
Announced on November 13th 2018 in Brasília, the £200,000 Newton Prize for projects demonstrating the best science and innovation to address global challenges through partnerships was awarded to the project ‘Improving Guarani lives by restoring the Atlantic Forest’.
University College London
‘Progress! Develop! Modernize!’ are concepts that destroy our ability to be contemporary. Such directives push those to whom they are uttered to put their efforts into trying to achieve an elusive future state, rather than take stock of the present moment and respond appropriately. Being contemporary to our current predicament, as Bruno Latour (2017) reminds us, is the most challenging issue facing humanity today. We most urgently need to take stock, and ask ourselves what an adequate response to the current global crisis might be?
Below you will find a link to an interview with CAOS co-founder Jerome Lewis. This interview covers Jerome’s research into hunter-gatherer societies, his deep-seated interest in ways of egalitarian living and being, his thorough interrogation of Western models of conservation. At the bottom of this interview is a link to an essay by Jerome titled Flourishing diversity: being contemporary in the Anthropocene.
What will it take to ensure a future liveable earth? – Book Launch of The Anthropology of Sustainability
As part of the book launch for The Anthropology of Sustainability, leading anthropologists consider this question – offering unconventional answers and a radical new paradigm for anthropology in the 21st century. Join us for a roundtable discussion with Henrietta Moore, Veronica Strang, Laura Rival, Marc Brightman & Jerome Lewis.