Children of the Anthropocene

Antropseenin lapset (Children of the Anthropocene) is a research group focusing on the atmospheres of young people growing up in the environmental crisis. We examine shifting nature-culture relations in the so-called Anthropocene, and advance attentiveness towards multispecies relations in society. In the project, we carry out ethnographic research and arts-based workshops. We also develop multi-species storytelling methods and produce scientific publications. The research project is funded by Kone Foundation (2022-2025). All the researchers are based in the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Education, and they are: Riikka Hohti, Henrika Ylirisku, Rachel Sinquefield-Kangas, Verneri Valasmo, Varpu Mehto.