London Anthropocene Launch Events
Synergetic Press, Institute of Ecotechnics and October Gallery invite you to attend
The Anthropocene Launch
The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet
Monday, 9th March 18:30 – 21:00 October Gallery
Please join in for this gathering of artists, environmentalists, explorers and friends looking into the insights and implications of this proposed new geological epoch and celebrate publication of The Anthropocene: The Human Era and How It Shapes Our Planet, by Christian Schwägerl, with a foreword by Paul Crutzen.
Award-winning environmental science journalist, Christian Schwägerl spent ten years investigating our current global ecological crises. In this thoroughly researched book, Christian asks us to consider pivotal questions about our global impact as a species, and offers positive, life-affirming strategies. Schwägerl illustrates how by increasing our responsibility as planetary stewards, we can create a more vibrant, ecologically-sustainable future.
Tony Juniper, author of What Has Nature Ever Done for Us?, special advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales Sustainability Unit, will be opening the night and introducing the author. Join us for what promises to be an evening filled with lively conversation and thoughtful insight.
18:30 – 21:00
24 Old Gloucester Street
London WC1N 3AL
By invitation. Cash bar.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Award-winning environmental journalist and author, Christian Schwägerl traveled the globe extensively, visiting rising megacities and interviewing key leaders in the fields of scienceanthro_paper_front, politics and culture.
Christian served as national correspondent for environmental, energy and science policy for the renowned German publication DER SPIEGEL from 2008 to 2012, for which he also covered international environmental topics from Africa, Asia and South America and the UN climate negotiations.
Available in hardcover, softcover and eBook, this thoroughly researched book is the result of years of work investigating the evolving debates on the Anthropocene. Available online through Synergetic Press and in your local bookstore.
Throughout a distinguished forty-year career as both internationally acclaimed sculptor and teacher, El Anatsui has addressed a range of social concerns and embraced diverse media. He has shaped found materials that range from cassava graters, railway sleepers, driftwood, and obituary printing plates, aluminium bottle-tops, etc. to create a wide variety of novel sculptural forms. The current exhibition @ October Gallery focuses on a selection of his metal wall-hanging sculptures, created from aluminium bottle-tops wired together with copper wire.
OTHER UK events
Tuesday, 10th March
BRISTOL FESTIVAL OF IDEAS, The Anthropocence
At-Bristol Science Center
Wednesday, 11th March
The Royal Institution, London
in The Theatre
We live at a moment of deep change, between one geological time and another. We are moving from the Holocene to a new era, the Anthropocene. Only recently we have come to understand that our actions have already altered this planet and that we now shape nature. Jan Zalasiewicz and Christian Schwägerl will come together to discuss the innovations, fears and promise of a pivotal moment in planetary history.
Thursday, 12th March
Royal Society of Arts, London
Lunchtime event with the author. Chaired by Tony Juniper, Special Advisor to HRH The Prince of Wales’ Sustainability Unit