The ecological crisis today is foundational and multidimensional. Solving it demands that our gaze be turned inwards in order to examine our notions of power and ethics, and necessitates a sharing of perspectives and multiple ways of relating. With a regional focus on India, the Anthropocene India initiative began in 2018 and aims to better understand these complexities, while offering a critique of the widely discussed Anthropocene concept. In a series of ongoing events, it seeks to dissolve boundaries by creating conversation that cuts across traditional disciplinary categories of knowledge making, bringing together artists, cultural practitioners, natural and social scientists, policy people, activists and thinkers.

Ravi Agarwal