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Anthropocene River Screenings

Uptown Campus


Lavin Bernick Center


Kendall Cram

Anthropocene River Campus Public Programs welcomes Campus participants and collaborators and the public to gather together for a slate of experiences open to all. Programming includes offerings by Campus participants, members of the Anthropocene Working Group, and additional Gulf South artists, scholars, and scientists from Tulane University and beyond.
Anthropocene River Screenings
Monday, November 11, 2019, 7:30pm
Kendall Cram, Lavin Bernick Center, Tulane University
Short films by collaborators from the Field Stations along the Mississippi River and River Campus participant Kira Akerman, followed by a conversation with filmmakers John Kim, Tia-Simone Gardner, Brian Holmes, Jeremy Bolen, and Chasity Hunter, moderated by Luisa Dantas.
Focusing on the physical infrastructure of dams, locks, and groins, artist John Kim’s short film Dam, Lock, Groyne – The Temporal Architecture of the Mississippi River engages the various engineered structures of the Mississippi River headwaters region through depicting clay sculptures developed to inquire into the material and technical history of the region.
Tia-Simone Gardner’s There’s Something in the Water (2019) is an experimental documentary set in port cities along the Lower Mississippi River. It reflects on Blackness in relation to geography, architecture, and a feminist practice of unsettling how we think and know place.
Beginning in Metropolis, the place where the mythical Superman discovered his one fatal weakness, Jeremy Bolen, Brian Holmes, and Brian Kirkbride’s Born Secret (2019) project chronicles the Anthropocene and how scientific industrialization from the “Great Acceleration” in the 1950s onwards has left its mark on the planet.
In Station 15, high school student and poet, Chasity Hunter, experienced intense flooding in her New Orleans neighborhood during both Hurricane Katrina and recent summer rainstorms. Inspired to find out how safe her city really is, she investigates her city’s infrastructure and questions water experts, finding her own voice along the way.
Organized by New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, with support from JoLu Productions and Spyboy Media
For more information, please contact Regina Cairns at 504-314-2854 or

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Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Max Planck Institute for the History of Science


Open to:
Graduate students
Prospective undergrads

For more information contact: Regina Cairns via email to or by phone at 504-314-2854
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