The Anthropocene Commons (AC) is a network of researchers, educators, activists, artists, scientists, and partner groups (“hubs”) from all over the world working on the Anthropocene, the current time period in which human activities have fundamentally changed the planet.

To illustrate that the AC exists as a network, this website aggregates content from hub websites.

Berlin, Germany
Aerocene is an interdisciplinary community that seeks to devise new modes of sensitivity, reactivating a common imaginary towards an ethical collaboration with the environment and the atmosphere, free from carbon emissions.
Anthropocene Campus Brazil
Porto Alegre, Brazil
The Campus Antropoceno Brasil offers a week of debates and experiences focused on the challenges of our time. The event promotes a space for collective and interdisciplinary imagination about the world we want to inhabit and the life we ​​want to live in the immediate and distant future.
Anthropocene Campus Venice
Venice, Italy
The Anthropocene Campus Venice (ACV) was a one-week forum (October 11–16, 2021) around the theme of Water Politics in the Age of the Anthropocene. It provided a space for co-learning, interdisciplinary collaborations, and comparative studies, bringing together environmental humanities scholars, historians, scientists, geologists, artists, architects, designers, curators and writers. ACV was organized by Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the Center for the Humanities and Social Change, and the Max Planck Partner Group, The Water City.
Anthropocene Curriculum
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Berlin, Germany
The Anthropocene Curriculum began in 2013 as a long-term initiative exploring frameworks for critical knowledge and education in our ongoing transition into a new, human dominated geological epoch—the Anthropocene. The project has drawn together heterogeneous knowledge practices, inviting academics, artists, and activists from around the world to co-develop curricular experiments that collectively respond to this crisis of the customary. It has done so by producing experimental co-learning situations and research possibilities for transdisciplinary collaboration that are capable of explicitly tackling the epistemic and geo-social dimensions of knowledge that are at stake in this new epoch.
Anthropocene Working Group (AWG)
Milton, Canada
The Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) is an interdisciplinary research group dedicated to the study of the Anthropocene as a geological time unit. It was established in 2009 as part of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (SQS), a constituent body of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS). As of 2021, the research group features 37 members, with the physical geographer Simon Turner as Secretary and the geologist Colin Neil Waters as chair of the group. The main goal of the AWG is providing scientific evidence robust enough for the Anthropocene to be formally ratified by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) as an Epoch within the Geologic time scale.
Deep Time Chicago
Chicago, United States
Deep Time Chicago is an art/research/activism initiative formed in the wake of the Anthropocene Curriculum program at HKW in Berlin, Germany. The initiative’s goal is to explore one core idea: humanity as a geological agency, capable of disrupting the earth system and inscribing present modes of existence into deep time. By knitting together group readings, guided walks, lectures, panels, screenings, performances, publications and exhibitions, we hope to develop a public research trajectory, offering a variety of formats where Chicago area inhabitants can grapple with the crucial questions of global ecological change.
Seoul, South Korea
The Anthropocene is a recently proposed geological epoch to reflect the fact that human activities – be they scientific, industrial, or economic – have made a profound impact on the planet. The Anthropocene is not only a scientific concept but also a new worldview and paradigm for knowledge production, urging for an integrated approach to the phenomenon. ​ The Center for Anthropocene Studies was founded in the above background. With the slogan “Human and Earth in the Anthropocene,” the Center aims to provoke a paradigm shift in academic research, public policy, and artistic creation. ​CAS is financially and institutionally supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST).
Max Planck Institute of Geoanthropology
Jena, Germany
The institute pursues cross-disciplinary research projects, e.g. on planetary urbanization, the global food system, global material, energy and information flows, and human-ecosystem dynamics, and aims to provide a collaborative synthesis service in which data and expertise from various sub-disciplines such as climate research, biodiversity research and the social sciences are brought together, modeled and interpreted (hub model).
Mississippi River Open School for Kinship and Social Exchange
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Cahokia, United States
The Mississippi River Open School for Kinship and Social Exchange (2022-2024) is the working title for an expansive educational and research collaboration through the formation of five river hubs spanning the river’s headwaters to the Gulf. Our partners have been working on issues related to the river for years, and an earlier project, ​​Mississippi. An Anthropocene River (2018-2019), ​opened up an opportunity to continue to collaborate on a multi-year project on issues spanning the length of the river.
Parallax Lisboa
Lisbon, Portugal
The Anthropocene Campus Lisboa: Parallax (ACL: Parallax), is an event organised by the Portuguese research center CIUHCT and its project Anthropolands taking place at Culturgest in Lisbon, Portugal, between 6 and 11 January 2020. This Campus is part of the Anthropocene Curriculum initiated by the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW) and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG), which has generated two Anthropocene Campus in Berlin (2014, 2016) and several satellite events worldwide.
Science Gallery
Karnataka, India
Science Gallery Bengaluru (SGB) is a not-for-profit public institution for research-based engagement targeted at young adults. We work at the interface between the natural, human, and social sciences, engineering and the arts through a Public Lab Complex, ever-changing exhibitions, and mentorship programmes. SGB is established with the founding support of the Government of Karnataka and three academic partners—Indian Institute of Science, National Centre for Biological Sciences, and Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology. It is a member of the Global Science Gallery Network with sister galleries in Atlanta, Berlin, Dublin, London, Melbourne and Rotterdam.
Speculative Life Montreal
Montreal, Canada
The Speculative Life Cluster is home to diverse and transdisciplinary research groups such as the Critical Anthropocene Research Group (CARG), Disrupting Design, Ethnography Lab, Financializing Infrastructures, and Machine Agencies working groups and Xmodal studio-lab. Here are some of the past as well as current feature projects that have emerged from our groups and collectives;