Imagining Loss, Envisioning Futures

The Anthropocene—a term that describes the current geological age, characterized by the central role of humans in geological and ecological changes to the planet—is a period characterized by losses already endured and many anticipated losses on the horizon.

Much writing and thinking about the Anthropocene projects into a future radically remade by loss. Losses of ecosystems, relationships, lifeways, and stories have been unequally created and are inequitably distributed.