December 11, 2019
7 pm
Salon des ehem. Palais Dürckheim, Cranachstraße 47, Weimar

Geologies of Race: Unearthing the Ground of the Human Lecture by Kathryn Yusoff

Geology is a discipline that explains the Earth through its codification of matter and time to posit origin stories. It is world-making and future building. This field of temporal markers locates and sediments the narratives of the political present, most notably in the thesis of the Anthropocene. One geologic origin story that can be told through the Anthropocene is of colonialism as a development of matter into resource, property and progress. Another, of land into territory and alienation. Bodies, personhood and relation gets caught up in the ontologicalwake of this violent geology. In the context of environmental change and the newly identified geologic epoch of the Anthropocene, Geologies of Race speculatively engages with surviving into a future beyond extraction and inundation.