Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet: Ghosts and Monsters of the Anthropocene

Marianne Lien describes aquaculture and the relations between humans and nonhumans triggered by salmon farming.

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Marianne Lien explores the possibilities of human-animal ethnography on salmon farms in West Norway. She describes the salmon farming in a fjord and the cosmos of unexpected relations "all the way down". Zooming out from the fjords of Hardanger, we can imagine the expansion of salmon farming as the hardening of global trajectories of feed distribution channels, linking anchovies from the South Pacific to the North Atlantic coast. This is our damaged planet, and this is our planet of hope.

Tags: salmon farming, human-animal ethnography, salmon domestication, Aquaculture, anthropocene
Published Jan. 11, 2018 3:07 PM - Last modified Jan. 11, 2018 3:07 PM