What happens when human exceptionalism and methodological individualism, those old saws of Western philosophy and political economics, become unthinkable in the best sciences, whether natural or social? Seriously unthinkable: not available to think with. (Donna Haraway 2016)

The Anthropocene – allowing for its problematic discursive, symbolic and material manifestations – is, first, a discourse of diverse earth systems sciences. However, if ‘humans’ – in all their historical, cultural, social, economic and political diversity – are differently implicated in the emergence and consequences of the Anthropocene, then the social sciences and humanities must critically engage with, and contribute to, debates about these planetary wide changes and their consequences.

We are looking to start on-going conversations, collaborations and networking to discuss theoretical and/or methodological contributions to discussions about children and young people’s entanglements with the Anthropocene.

This website will also act as a communication tool through which to share and update  information about the international conference “Young people, Well-being, Resilience and Enterprise: Critical perspectives for the Anthropocene” that will be held in the Paraninfo of the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU) in Bilbao (Spain) in September 2019 (see Conference tab for further details).

The conference – as an initial event in this larger collaboration – is aimed at researchers  interested in presenting a paper, but also for anyone who is curious about the productive intersections and entanglements between young people and Anthropocene.

The Present 2017 [Digital collage of watercolour imagery] *This artwork is being used with the permission of the author: Aviva Reed http://www.avivareed.com/