Anthropocene Artifacts

Objects and artifacts can make visible and concrete the large-scale and often abstract consequences of the Anthropocene. Inspired by “The Anthropocene Slam: A Cabinet of Curiosities,” organized by the Center for Culture, History, and Environment at University of Wisconsin Madison, the students in the Spring 2015 instance of “The Anthropocene – A History of the World” online course at Umeå University prepared an online exhibit of artifacts that force us to consider and reflect upon the Anthropocene in one way or another.