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September 2024!

Our inaugural academic year began in September 2022 with a cohort of 26 scholars, who participated in seminars led by the likes of Marina Warner, Assemble Studio, Gargi Bhattacharyya, Robert Macfarlane, Ann Pettifor, Carne Ross, Robin Kirkpatrick, Adam Broomberg, Terry Macalister, Esther Teichmann & Mark Nelson, in addition to working on their own individually supervised research projects.

The NSotA Diploma in Environmental Humanities has since been augmented by weekly Critical-Creative Seam classes. This year we welcomed 34 scholars and several new seminar speakers, including Imani Jacqueline Brown, Pablo Mukherjee, Dan Edelstyn, Ken Worpole, Ariel Caine, Natalie Bennett, Paul Powlesland, and Ackroyd & Harvey. 

In response to demand, the New School will make additional places available for the forthcoming 2024-25 academic year.  We have reshaped the programme around intensively-supervised and collaborative research projects addressing the concerns of social and ecological crisis. We are also working with the Haywood Gallery to continue the work of its Dear Earth group show of summer 2023, which explored artistic responses to the climate emergency. 

In preparation for this we are now welcoming enquiries from people of all ages, experiences and backgrounds, who might wish to join us both in-place and on-line for 2024/25.

Full-Fee Scholarships

The New School of the Anthropocene offers free places for its one-year diploma to English-speaking refugees now living in the UK, who've had their current university education interrupted by the wars in Palestine, Sudan, Ukraine, Yemen and elsewhere. This scheme is a collaboration with the Compass Project at Birkbeck College, Counterpoints Arts and Revoke.   

From September 2024 it will be extended to care-experienced people over the age of 18, and to those enduring custodial sentences as a consequence of the criminalisation of protests against the climate emergency.

For more details, please write to the Convenor, Michael Hrebeniak via or the Contact page.

Art       Critique      Experiment

The New School of the Anthropocene is born out of a need. The mainstream university has proven unable and unwilling to engage with the condition of social crisis and the prospect of ecological ruin that characterise the 21st Century. 


In collaboration with October Gallery, the New School offers an agile approach to higher education, and a radical alternative to marketisation and arcane specialism. Valuing experimentation through mining the critical-creative seam, we have shaped an interdisciplinary ethos and a non-hierarchical gathering of academics and students forged in conviviality and trust: the means of addressing the greatest challenge of this, or indeed any, era.

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Agnes Denes standing amid her 1982 public work, “Wheatfield — A Confrontation,” in NYC. (Photo: John McGrall)

NSotA Statement on the War in Palestine
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NSotA Symposium

Thinking through making, regenerating organism earth


The NSotA Symposium pairs leading cultural figures from neighbouring fields with the intention of allowing free-ranging conversation, which is loosely tied into the New School's wider educational enquiry.

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Lorna Hackett and Michael Mansfield
Imagining the impossible

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Katie Holden and Thrity Vakil
Scales of the human: the macro via the micro

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Franc Roddam and Alan Yentob
Education as play and restoring social ambition

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Paul Mason and Fintan O'Toole
University as social, not transactional, project

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Carolyn Steel and Mark Nelson
Regenerating organism earth

Marina Warner and Rowan Williams
Humane Education and the Democratic Project

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'It would be a mistake to believe that the pandemic is a crisis that will end, instead of the perfect warning for what is coming, what I call the new climatic regime. It appears that all the resources of science, humanities and the arts will have to be mobilised once again to shift attention to our shared terrestrial condition.'

Bruno Latour, The Guardian (2021)

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