This public session is a discussion between four scholars of the consequences of the Anthropocene for how we understand the role of theory and method in the social sciences.
Kregg Hetherington will present some thoughts related to a recent edited volume, Infrastructure, Environment and Life in the Anthropocene, about how the experience of working with the authors it contains has changed his approach to the ethnography of Anthropocenic infrastructures, and has guided the growth of the Concordia Ethnography Lab.
He will be joined by four PhD students from Concordia and McGill, Aryana Soliz, Jonathan Wald and Kariuki Kirigia who will offer responses before opening up to discussion.
Kregg Hetherington is an Environmental Anthropologist at Concordia, co-director of the Speculative Life research cluster at Milieux, and director of the Concordia Ethnography Lab. He has written extensively about monocrops, peasant movements and bureaucracy in Latin America, as well as Montreal’s water infrastructure.