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The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva
Gene Ray and Gabriella Calchi Novati
The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG) is an interdisciplinary research project that studied human and nonhuman responses to socially-caused global environmental change in one locale, the city and region of Geneva, over a two-year period (2017-2018). TAAG combines field research, critical reflection, and artistic practices. The website of the online Atlas includes video interviews and a Glossary, as well as self-reflexive texts about the research project. The interviews were conducted with more than 30 Geneva scientists, artists, diplomats, citizens, and grassroots activists who shared their expertise, practices, views, and feelings regarding planetary change. The Glossary collects nearly 60 short essays by six authors (Gene Ray, Kate Stevenson, Aurélien Gamboni, Janis Schroeder, David Cross, and Marguerite Davenport), enriched by visual works by artists (Denise Bertchi, Ursula Biemann, Giulia Bruno, Chris Jordan, Armin Linke, Oliver Ressler, Luc Schuiten, Paulo Tavares, and Marie Velardi), as well as historical and documentary visual material.
The resulting Atlas is both a snapshot of local responses, and an art-based research composition (assemblage) containing new representations of the so-called Anthropocene and the outlines of new conceptual constellations. The online Atlas constitutes a public archive and an open access resource for other researchers, be they social scientists, artists, educators, or journalists, as well as a global online public. Four short digital videos provide an introduction to the project. TAAG was realized by Gene Ray (Project Director), Aurélien Gamboni, Janis Schroeder, and Kate Stevenson, at HEAD-Genève/Geneva School of Art and Design, with support from the TAAG advisory research group (Iain Boal, Gabriella Calchi Novati, David Cross, Hannah Entwisle Chapuisat, Anna Grichting, Sacha Kagan, Armin Linke, Nils Norman, Catherine Quéloz, Grégory Quenet, Philippe Rekacewicz, Oliver Ressler, Liliane Schneiter, Paulo Tavares, Eddie Yuen, and the late Chris Wainwright) and the Swiss National Science Foundation.
Please visit the TAAG website to navigate the Anthropocene through interviews, videos, a comprehensive glossary, and fabulous images. This is one of the videos:
The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva TRAILER 02 from TAAG on Vimeo.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Gene Ray is the Project Director of the The Anthropocene Atlas of Geneva (TAAG) at the Geneva School of Art and Design.
Gabriella Calchi Novati is an Independent Researcher & Psychoanalyst-in-Training at the C.G.Jung Institute, Zurich, Switzerland.