College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

6. Inside the 'Planetary Boundaries': Gaia's Estate

Professor Bruno Latour's sixth lecture, 'Inside the "Planetary Boundaries": Gaia's Estate'

Lecture abstract

Although the resources of "paganism", New Age cults, renewed themes of Christian incarnation, and process theology offer rich mythological insights, it is not clear whether they are at the scale and sensitivity needed to face Gaia. A search for collective rituals should begin with works of art and experiments able to explore in sufficient detail the scientific and political composition of the common world.

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