A Worshop in Shangai exploring the consequence of the Reset Modernity! exhibition 4th-7th May

Posted: April 27, 2017

It is clear that there is a contradiction between the goal of universal development associated with modernization and what could now be called the state of the planet. Earth scientists have recently developed the notion of Anthropocene, referring to a new era of history in which humans are regarded as a geological force, able to durably modify Earth’s ecology; though it remains controversial, it offers a convenient word to designate the tension between human development and the material world. In a way, such disputation complements the obvious stratification in the distribution of wealth that has organized political thought since the birth of socialism. Together the two contradictions define the range of political positions that citizens in every country grapple with today.