Topographic map of central São Paulo.

Anthropocene Urbanism in Mexico City and São Paulo

Luce Fellows Colloquium, Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke
September 30, 2020

As part of a final colloquium for a summer research fellowship sponsored by the Henry Luce Foundation, I presented an overview of human modification of the environment in Mexico City and São Paulo in longue durée, proposing that histories of large-scale urbanization must always be excavated, both materially and mediatically, rather than assumed as empirical, visible realities of the so-called Anthropocene.