Emiliano Guaraldo’s research focuses on the visual culture of the Anthropocene, with a particular interest in the relationship between contemporary art and the production of technical and scientific images. He obtained a PhD in Italian Studies from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Before joining the Center for the Humanities and Social Change at Ca’ Foscari, Emiliano worked at the University of St. Gallen as a research assistant and public lecturer in Italian literature and culture. His dissertation, Estrazione: the Anthropocene and the Emergence of Italian Petro-imagination, analysed the carbon fossil imaginary in 20th-century visual and literary culture, with an emphasis on corporate cinema, and the works of Pasolini and Antonioni. His current project, The Aesthetics of Extinction and Climate Change: Visualizations of the Anthropocene at the Venice Biennale, aims to catalogue and interpret artistic investigations of the Anthropocene since 2000.