Three gelleries of the anthropocene
2014 (English)In: The Anthropocene Review, ISSN 2053-0196, E-ISSN 2053-020X, Vol. 1, no 3, 207-224 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper considers three ‘galleries’ that explore the Anthropocene in cultural ways, and theimplications of the Anthropocene idea for cultural institutions and heritage. The first gallery isthe 2014–2016 exhibition Welcome to the Anthropocene: The Earth in Our Hands, [Willkommen imAnthropozän: Unsere Verantwortung für die Zukunft der Erde] at the Deutsches Museum in Munich.The second ‘gallery’ of Anthropocene Posters sponsored by the Art Museum, Haus der Kulturender Welt (HKW), placed the Anthropocene in a ‘museum without walls’ in the streets of Berlin in2013. The third ‘gallery of the Anthropocene’, was not a museum, but rather a landscape gallery(or ‘spectacle’) of in situ industrial heritage in Svalbard. Pyramiden, a town established to minecoal well north of the Arctic Circle in the early 20th century, has been recently transformed asan attraction for climate change science and heritage tourism. Here the hybridized local landscapecreates a snapshot of the Anthropocene, bringing together industrial coal-mining heritagebuildings, polar tourism and science forged in the geopolitics of the changing Arctic environment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014. Vol. 1, no 3, 207-224 p.
Anthropocene, Museums, Industrial Heritage, Climate change, Geopolitics, Tourism
History Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Research subject History of Science, Technology and Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-182566DOI: 10.1177/2053019614550533OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-182566DiVA: diva2:904758
ProjectsMistra Arctic Sustainable Development Program
FunderMistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
QC 201603022016-02-192016-02-192016-03-02Bibliographically approved