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The Centre for the Study of Democracy invites you to a panel discussion on The Anthropocene: Architecture, Cities, Politics, Law as Geological Agents25 November 2014, 17.00 – 19.00, followed by a drinks reception, Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

The Anthropocene has been posited as a new geologic epoch, defined by unprecedented human disturbance of the earth’s ecosystems. Buildings and cities, politics and law come into view as geological agents mobilising earth materials, minerals and energies, with unintended consequences becoming increasingly palpable. For some, the anthropocene signals the final enclosure of politics and culture within ecology; for others it calls for more rationality, planning and management; for others, the unitary ‘human’ of the anthropocene hides political difference and elevates a particular kind of consumer into a motor of history.

Chair: Roland Dannreuther, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Humanities
Panel Members: Lucy Bond, Lecturer in English Literature. David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, Jon Goodbun, Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Tony Lloyd Jones, Reader in Planning and Sustainable Development, Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory
Discussant: Lindsay Bremner, Director of Architectural Research, University of Westminster

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David Chandler, Professor of International Relations, Director of the Centre for the Study of Democracy, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London, W1T 3UW. Tel: ++44 (0)776 525 3073.

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