Arif Cem Gundogan

I work and write on climate change, SDGs, DRR, resilience, political ecology (English & Turkish)

Category: humanities

How do you like your Anthropocene?

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 13.14.01Thanks to my friends, colleagues and anonymous supporters, my proposal for the independent publishing platform Contributoria‘s October issue has reached the minimum target to be published just within the first 6 hours.

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“More than machinery we need humanity”

Thanks to a friend, I rediscovered the wisdom in the Great Dictator movie. Although one may argue that the speech is very anthropocentric (..and I would agree with this), still good to recall particularly this section:

We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical. Our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. (A quote from the movie “The Great Dictator”)

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