Hope in the Anthropocene

Datum: 2023-11-09

Tid: 10:00 - 17:30

Adress: The Royal Swedish Academy Of Sciences, 4 A, Lilla Frescativägen, 114 18 Stockholm, Sverige

Lokal: Beijer Hall

Sista anmälningsdatum: 2023-11-09 09:00

Bad news galore. It is easy to think that humanity currently exists in a time where there is no hope. In the flow of information that many are faced with every day, it is easy to give up. The news is so bad, it makes you want to look the other way. War, disaster, famine, pandemics, polarization, increased inequities, and the warmest year in recorded history. And scientists say this is only the beginning. But is this really the only story out there, and should we not also focus on some of the good news? Or is that naïve and silly, is it just wishful thinking to be hopeful in times of darkness? Join us in a conversation with scientists, artists and thinkers on hope, humanity, and the ability of groups to solve common challenges. And learn about some of the real, tangible, unstoppable reasons to be hopeful.

Please join us in a conversation with Rebecca Solnit (internationally acclaimed author of “Hope in the Dark”), Sander van der Leeuw (archeology), Mariaelena Huambachano (indigenous studies), Patricia Balvanera and Marten Scheffer (ecology), Michelle Lim (legal and future studies), Tone Bjordam (visual artist) and Athena Aktipis (psychology).


The seminar is organized by the Anthropocene Laboratory at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Stockholm Seminars, and Accelerator at Stockholm University.

The aim of the the Anthropocene Laboratory is to advance a scientific understanding and synthesis of the biosphere that help identify and enable novel pathways towards a sustainable future. The laboratory strives to experiment with a combination of perspectives and insights from the natural and social sciences, the humanities, arts, and other fields of knowledge.

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This event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. The seminar will also be live-streamed, on this wepbage and on www.kva.se.

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