Debate / Meeting
Aux frontières du temps
Préhistoire et politique27 May 2019
The event is over
18h30 - 20h
In modern political thought, we are constantly examining the early ages and recent times; we search for the roots of human group domination in a distant past and watch the future for signs of an upcoming liberation. In an age when climate change and the rise in inequality appears to signal a future collapse, what relevance do these dual questionings hold? To evoke these questions, the Centre Pompidou brings together two major figures of contemporary thought, the anthropologists James C. Scott (author of Homo Domesticus – une histoire profonde des premiers États [Against the Grain: A Deep History of the Earliest States]) and Anna Tsing (author of Le Champignon de la fin du monde – Sur les possibilités de vivre dans les ruines du capitalisme [The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the possibility of life in capitalist ruins]).
Free admission with a pass to be obtained from the welcome desk.