Symposium/Seminar/Excursion Deep Time Chicago

Geissler/Sann Methadone © Geissler/Sann

Fri, 09/16/2016 -
Sun, 09/18/2016

1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Museum of Contemporary Photography

Cultural Change in the Anthropocene

Deep Time Chicago Curriculum is an art/research/activism initiative formed in the wake of the Anthropocene Curriculum events at HKW in Berlin, Germany. The initiative's goal is to continue exploring one core idea: humanity as a geological agency, capable of disrupting the earth system and inscribing itself into deep time. By knitting together group readings, guided walks, lectures, panels, screenings, performances, publications and exhibitions, the initiative seeks to develop a public research trajectory, offering a variety of formats where Chicago area inhabitants can grapple with this crucial question of our time.
Artist Talk: Friday, September 16, 2016, 1-2:15pm at Museum of Contemporary Photography
On the occasion of the exhibition Petcoke: Tracing Dirty Energy, exhibiting artists Oliver Sann, Brian Holmes and Claire Pentecost will discuss their work with Deep Time Chicago, an art/research/activism initiative formed in the wake of their participation in the Anthropocene Curriculum at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. They are joined by special guest Katrin Klingan, who led the Anthropocene Curriculum project.
Reading Group: Saturday, September 17, 2016, 4-6pm at Sector 2337
2337 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago IL 60647;
this event is free and open to the public
First Seminar (Proposed Readings: Christopher Stone, Should Trees Have Standing: Toward Legal Rights for Natural Objects (1972) & The Introduction (pp 1-25) from Eduardo Kohn, How Forests Think (2013))

Field Trip: Sunday, September 18, 2016, 2-4 pm at Morton Arboretum
4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532  

First Field Trip at Morton Arboretum with Dr. Chuck Cannon, Director of Tree Science (Proposed reading "Older than Most of Humanity's History: An Interview with Chuck Cannon") 

Maze Garden at The Morton Arboretum  
This event is free and open to the public but space is limited, please register by September 1st.
RSVP Amelia Charter ( or to:  
Wear walking-appropriate attire.