Researchers from the Seeds project have presented their version of the project in different settings, and we have made videos based on some of our workshops.

Imagining the Good Anthropocene

Prof. Garry Peterson explains how the Anthropocene is currently prosperous, but inequitable and unsustainable, and that to create a better Anthropocene we need to start imaging alternative ‘good’ Anthropocences. This video is from the Stockholm Resilience Centre’s 2014 online course “Planetary boundaries and human opportunities.”

Whiteboard video

At an ‘Anthropocene Visioning Workshop’ hosted by the CST in November 2016, a diverse group of key thinkers in southern Africa − including artists, social entrepreneurs, researchers, and policy-makers, was convened to engage in a visioning process to scope a range of plausible “good” futures based on perspectives from a variety of regional actors.

Identifying successful socio ecological initiatives | Video of Elena Bennett speaking at World Economic Forum in 2017.

By dwelling on the possibility of a dystopian environmental future, we run the risk of making the prediction self-fulfilling. We need more inspirational visions – but which are realistic and believable. Elena Bennett, Associate Professor in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill, is collecting examples of “bright spots” from around the world in a bid to change people’s meta-narratives about the direction of the world.

PECS Policy Dialogue | Video of Oonsie Biggs speaking at the PECS Policy Day held in Cape Town, South Africa in November 2015

Transformations Conference | Video of Laura Pereira speaking about the Seeds of Good Anthropocenes project at the Transformations conference in Stockholm, October 2015

Webinar: Exploring social-ecological transformations and seeds of a good Anthropocene

Albert Norström, Per Olsson and others from Future Earth´s Transformations Knowledge-Action Network discuss mobilising research around social-ecological transformations and exploring pathways toward a ‘good’ Anthropocene. This webinar originally aired on 19 October 2016.

Workshop videos

A video of participants at the southern Africa visioning workshop reflecting on the process

A video with Tanja Hichert detailing the methodological Manoa Mash-up scenarios approach that was used in the southern Africa visioning workshop