Our interdepartmental center is dedicated to promoting, developing, and gathering artistic and theoretical resources – arts, ideas, methods, projects, and theories – to prepare us to live in this ecological age of unprecedented anthropogenic climate change.
It entails imagining better ways to coexist with the natural world, which can allow that world to guide our behavior. To learn to “ecologize” our ethics and practices, a fundamental reevaluation of the concept of “the human” is necessary. As many researchers argue, to truly understand what it means to live in this era, we must reinvent our relationship with a larger living world in sometimes counterintuitive ways. To do so, we must develop a solid ecological conceptual toolkit and a set of alternative methods to understand this type of thinking beyond the human and its relation to human thought.