Introduction

Agri-cultures in the Anthropocene

Martin Skrydstrup, Hyun-Gwi Park

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Abstract

Today when we think about climate change and Greenland, we do not think about agriculture, but of the melting ice. Perhaps the most evocative articulation of this connection was made in December 2015, when Paris was hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21. At this event, artist Olafur Elisasson and geologist Minik Rosing exhibited their art installation Ice Watch at the Place du Pantheon: a circle of icebergs with a circumference of twenty meters, which resembled a watch ticking and/or a compass providing orientation for the world’s leaders in the palm of Paris. The ice had been transported by tugboat from the harbor of Nuuk—Greenland’s capital—to France. The captain of the tugboat was Kuupik Kleist, former prime minister of Greenland, who was quoted saying: “Ninety per cent of our country is covered by ice. It is a great part of our national identity. We follow the international discussion, of course, but to every Greenlander, just by looking out the window at home, it is obvious that something dramatic is happening” (Zarin 2015).
Original languageEnglish
JournalNature and Culture
Volume14
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)229-235
Number of pages7
ISSN1558-6073
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2019

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Skrydstrup, Martin ; Park, Hyun-Gwi. / Introduction : Agri-cultures in the Anthropocene. In: Nature and Culture. 2019 ; Vol. 14, No. 3. pp. 229-235.
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