Jerome Lewis and Hannah Knox In Discussion

A recent discussion between CAoS co-founder Jerome Lewis and UCL Associate Professor Hannah Knox, in which they discuss public anthropology in the context of climate change and digital technology. This conversation takes place on behalf of Global Ethnographic, an online multimedia ethnographic journal.

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CTI (Indigenous Advocacy Centre) and CAoS (Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) win the Brazilian Newton Prize 2018.

Announced on November 13th 2018 in Brasília, the £200,000 Newton Prize for projects demonstrating the best science and innovation to address global challenges through partnerships was awarded to the project ‘Improving Guarani lives by restoring the Atlantic Forest’. Continue reading “CTI (Indigenous Advocacy Centre) and CAoS (Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability) win the Brazilian Newton Prize 2018.”

Flourishing diversity: being contemporary in the Anthropocene

Jerome Lewis

University College London

‘Progress! Develop! Modernize!’ are concepts that destroy our ability to be contemporary. Such directives push those to whom they are uttered to put their efforts into trying to achieve an elusive future state, rather than take stock of the present moment and respond appropriately. Being contemporary to our current predicament, as Bruno Latour (2017) reminds us, is the most challenging issue facing humanity today. We most urgently need to take stock, and ask ourselves what an adequate response to the current global crisis might be?

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Embracing biological and cultural diversity: An interview with Dr Jerome Lewis

Below you will find a link to an interview with CAOS co-founder Jerome Lewis. This interview covers Jerome’s research into hunter-gatherer societies, his deep-seated interest in ways of egalitarian living and being, his thorough interrogation of Western models of conservation. At the bottom of this interview is a link to an essay by Jerome titled Flourishing diversity: being contemporary in the Anthropocene.

What will it take to ensure a future liveable earth? – Book Launch of The Anthropology of Sustainability

As part of the book launch for The Anthropology of Sustainability, leading anthropologists consider this question – offering unconventional answers and a radical new paradigm for anthropology in the 21st century. Join us for a roundtable discussion with Henrietta Moore, Veronica Strang, Laura Rival, Marc Brightman & Jerome Lewis.

This will take place from 16:00-18:00, and will be followed by a wine reception.

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DSC09389-1Carolina Schneider Comandulli

Extreme Citizen Science Research Group

University College London


The Centre for the Anthropology of Sustainability has been supporting the project “Environmental and Territorial Management in Indigenous Lands of the Guarani People in South and Southeast Brazil”, since the beginning of 2016. Financed by the Newton Fund – British Council, the project has as main objective to carry out activities focused on the relationship between territorial occupation and preservation, ensuring environmental management in Guarani lands. Through three main fronts of action, the NGO Indigenous Labor Center (CTI) is carrying out activities that are working with this theme in joint execution with Guarani communities, according to their demands and interests.


Fake news in conservation: Overfishing or over-reacting?


Rafael Morais Chiaravalloti

University College London

I started my career as a conservationist in the Pantanal, Brazil. I remember the first thing I heard was that the local fish population was decimated. Some people even called the Paraguay River an empty river. The widespread belief was that the river had been devastated and that it was an area where local people impetuously harvested everything.  As an early career biologist out to save the world, I was easily convinced by the passion behind this crisis portrayal.

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