RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research is pleased to invite you to Lauren Rickards’ seminar: Beyond the Age of Humans: what does community mean in the Anthropocene?

Seminar brief

The planetary scale destruction of the Anthropocene seems to demand a strong and collective response from humanity. But at the same time, it exposes vast and unjust differences between human groups; differences that are papered over with universalistic declarations about the Age of Humans. This seminar explores how different critiques of the Human Age might help us collectively but reflexively respond to “the call of the Anthropocene”.


Dr Lauren Rickards is a critical cultural geographer who works on questions of climate change, agriculture, urbanism, futures and the Anthropocene. A Senior Lecturer in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies and a member of the Centre for Urban Research, Lauren is involved in a number of projects examining different aspects of the Anthropocene and recently co-edited a special issue of Geographical Research on Geographies of the Anthropocene. Lauren has a MSc in Environmental Change and Management and a D.Phil. in human geography from the University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. Top Image: Jason DeCaires Taylor



RMIT City campus, Building 15, level 3, room 3 (Figtree Room)


Friday, 21 August, 10.00am – 11.00am