Past Event

A conversation with Anna Tsing and Sarah Cole

September 28, 2021
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Online Event

Free and open to the public; registration required. Please email [email protected] with any questions. 

This event is an opportunity to think with Anna Tsing about the contradictions that define our changing planet, and our role within it, featuring:

  • Anna Tsing, Professor of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Response by Sarah Cole, Parr Professor of English and Comparative Literature and Dean of the Humanities at Columbia University
  • Chaired by Ruth DeFries, Co-Founding Dean of the Climate School at Columbia University

Anna Tsing will share her creative approach to studying the environment and climate crisis. The discussion will focus on Anna Tsing’s award-winning book, The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins, and her critically-acclaimed collaborative digital project, Feral Atlas, which combines rigorous research from the natural and social sciences with compelling artwork and testimonials to form an interactive online experience of the Anthropocene.


The Climate and Society Series showcases the work of leading scholars and Columbia researchers on climate, environment, sustainability, and their social and cultural dimensions.  




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