Risk and Uncertainty in the Anthropocene

Organised by the Centre for Understanding Sustainable Prosperity / Political Economy Research Centre (Goldsmiths University of London) -

This conference aims to explore from a multidisciplinary perspective the role of risk and uncertainty in the Anthropocene. It explores the specific logics, strategies, forms of knowledge and technologies that different actors are, or should be, using to approach risk and uncertainty.


  • Louise Amoore – Durham University and author of Cloud Ethics: Algorithms and the Attributes of Ourselves & Others
  • Geoff Mann – Simon Fraser University and co-author of Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future


  • Patrick Bigger (Lancaster University) – Geopolitical ecologies of risk in the everywhere war
  • Jana Bacevic (University of Cambridge) – Ontological uncertainty and knowing the future: a sociology of knowledge for the Anthropocene?
  • Richard Lane (Utrecht University) – The history of the future(s): The Anthropocene externalisation of the environment
  • Joshua Bowsher & Theo Reeves-Evison (Brunel University) – On Capital’s Watch: Derivative Nature and the Temporal Logic of Biodiversity Credits
  • Duncan McLaren (Lancaster University) – Exploring Anthropocene Futures with Reflexive Deliberation and Unsettling Political Scenarios
  • Sophie Haines (University of Oxford) – Emergent environments: technologies of anticipating socio-ecological futures

More information and registration here: https://www.cusp.ac.uk/themes/aetw/risk26june19/