A lecture by Emeritus Professor Will Steffen, Australian National University (ANU) on the challenges of anthropocene, and a conversation with Keri Facer, Zennström Professor in Climate Change Leadership at Uppsala University and Professor of Educational and Social Futures at the University of Bristol

Date and time: October 4th, 2019, 13.00-15.00

Place: Kollaboratoriet, Östra Ågatan 19, Uppsala

Another Development Foundation is happy to invite to a lecture by Will Steffen, one of the most well renowned Earth System Scientist, as well as Honorary Advisor for Another Development Foundation. We are also happy to welcome Keri Facer who focuses on the forms of knowledge and educational practices needed to create flourishing communities in conditions of disruptive technological and environmental change. She also has particular interest in informal learning in cities and communities and the role of the arts, myth and storytelling as powerful educational resources.

Why a talk on the challenges of anthropocene?

The Anthropocene has been proposed as a new geological epoch in Earth history as well as an abrupt change to the planetary conditions which have allowed human societies to thrive. The Anthropocene is far more than a scientific curiosity. It represents the ultimate challenge to society – the need to change the current direction of our highly consuming and polluting societies towards a much more sustainable future.

This lecture by Professor Will Steffen will outline the scientific basis for the Anthropocene, and then turn to some thoughts and suggestions about humanity can rise to the challenge of not only surviving the Anthropocene, but also surviving in it. The lecture will be commented by Professor Keri Facer from the basis of her research interest. The dialogue will be facilitated by Ingvar Rönnbäck, Founder and Chair of Board for Another Development Foundation.

REGISTRATION: October 1st, 17.00, ira@anotherdevelopmentfoundation.se