HELEN TORRES: AROUND THE ANTHROPOCENE AND THE CHTHULUCENE
Presentes Densos. Around the arts of living on a damaged planet. (16/01/21, IVAM)
8th session of the series Presentes densos. Around the arts of living on a damaged planet, coordinated by Helen Torres. In this session, we try to approach the idea of “Chthulucene”, what she prefers to use instead of “Anthropocene” in her latest book, Staying with the trouble.
Helen Torres is a sociologist, educator and translator. Her work is based on the idea of language as an open code that generates reality. She coordinates workshops of feminist speculation and seminars and workshops of performative reading about the The Chthulucene Manifesto from Santa Cruz by Donna Haraway. She is specialized in translating the works of Donna Haraway, notably Modest_Witness @Second_Millennium. FemaleMan©Meets_OncoMouse (UOC, 2004), The Chthulucene Manifesto from Santa Cruz (Laboratory Planet, 2016) and Staying with the trouble: making kin in the Chthulucene (consonni, 2019).