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photo: Globaia/Félix Pharand-Deschênes
Published: January 22, 2013

Berlin's Anthropocene Project kicks off with Will Steffen's keynote

The Anthropocene Project is an initiative of Berlin's House of World Cultures.
It is in cooperation with the Max Planck Society, Deutsches Museum, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Munich and Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam. The project stages dialogues, lectures, round tables, art events, music, films, game shows, debates and experiments.
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