Future Scenarios – concluding cafe conversation with Stephen Peake

Future Scenarios – concluding cafe conversation with Stephen Peake

Hot Numbers Cafe, Gwydir Rd, Cambridge

Wednesday 5 July, Doors open at 7 pm   7.15 start – 9 pm

 

Zoe Svendsen will be in conversation with Stephen Peake, – senior lecturer in environmental technologies at the Open University.

 

As the end of Zoe’s official residency approaches, she would like to mark the end with a unique twist. As well as asking Stephen Peake:

 

What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?

and what would it be like to live in this future system?

 

Zoe will present a sketch of a future scenario derived from all the previous café conversations and ask Stephen Peake to act as ‘respondent’ to the scenario and imagine what it might be to live in that world with both intended and unintended consequences.

 

Zoe has previously held café conversations with: Carolyn Steel, Chris Hope, Doina Petrescu, Joe Smith, Paul Mason , Frances Coppola and Ha-Joon Chang. Further details can be found here.

 

In addition, Cambridge Carbon Footprint will have a stand exhibiting a thermal imaging camera which reveals drafts and gaps in insulation together with information on Open eco homes – opening doors to low energy homes in Cambridge.

 

Free tickets can be booked on the Junction website

CULTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE: FUTURE SCENARIOS #2DEGREESFESTIVAL

14 JUNE 2017
CULTURE & CLIMATE CHANGE: FUTURE SCENARIOS
#2DEGREESFESTIVAL

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
E1 6AB
London
UK
T 020 7650 2350

7.30pm. £5.

An evening of imagining possible futures in light of climate change predictions.

A climate scenario is a collective act of imagining a possible future in systems involving both humans and nature. They have played a prominent role in climate research, policy and communication. However they tend to be dominated by the natural sciences and economics.

The Paris Agreement set a target of limiting average global temperature increases to 1.5°C. What does a climate scenario look like which takes this ambitious goal into consideration?

Join us for an evening dedicated to imaginative responses to Future Scenarios. Hear from the team who have developed the Climate Change in Residence programme and the four artists who embarked on the first experimental year-long networked residency on the topic of Future Scenarios. They are: Emma Critchley, Lena Dobrowolska, Teo Ormond-Skeaping and Zoë Svendsen.

You’ll be invited to consider a range of climate-changed futures and create your own best-case or worst-case future scenario.

This event is supported by The Open University OpenSpace Research Centre, The University of Sheffield School of Architecture, The Ashden Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

 

To book your ticket, please click here

Cafe conversations at the National Theatre

In addition to the research in public conversations event programme, Zoe held a couple of conversations for the staff of the National Theatre. The details were as follows:

 

11th May: 5.30pm, National Theatre

Zoë Svendsen will be in conversation with Paul Mason, broadcaster, film-maker and writer (Postcapitalism: a Guide to our Future (2016)). Mason was formerly Economics Editor at Channel 4 News

26 June: 6pm National Theatre Studio

Zoë Svendsen will be in conversation with Andrew Simms, analyst, campaigner and writer (including Cancel The Apocalypse, and Tescopoly). Simms is co-founder of the New Weather Institute, and was for many years Policy Director at the New Economics Foundation.

FUTURE ECONOMIES: A CAFE CONVERSATION WITH FRANCES COPPOLA

Saturday 10 June, 12 noon to 1.30 pm

Artsadmin, Toynbee Studios, Toynbee Studios, 28 Commercial Street, E1 6AB

 

The event forms part of the Two Degrees Festival. It will begin with a structured interview, and evolve into a conversation. Zoë will invite Frances Coppola to envisage a future scenario in response to the questions:

What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change

and what would it be like to live in this future system?

The event is free and no advance booking is needed.

Future economies – a cafe conversation with Ha-Joon Chang

Monday 8 May at Hot Numbers, Gwydir St, Cambridge

Doors open at 7pm, starts 7.15 – 9 pm

Zoe Svendsen  will be in conversation with Ha-Joon Chang, economist and writer (including the best-selling 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism), Reader in Economics at the University of Cambridge.

She will be asking the questions  ‘What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change? and what would it be like to live in this future system?’

This is a free event, tickets can be booked on line at the Junction, please click here

 

Future Economies – a Cafe conversation with Ross Jones, of Manchester University’s sustainability forum, the Living Lab .

Friday 17 March, 7 pm, HOME,  2, Tony Wilson Place, First St, Manchester M15 4FN

Please arrive by 7 pm at the foyer, to be taken up to the space for a 7.15pm start

Book your free place here

Zoë Svendsen (director of World Factory, HOME, December 2016) is now investigating alternative economics and our relationship to climate change. To do so, she is interviewing experts all over the UK – and you are invited to join the conversation. The evening will begin with a structured interview, and evolve into a conversation.

 

On the 17th March, Zoë Svendsen will be in conversation about the future of global production networks with Ross Jones, of Manchester University’s sustainability forum, the Living Lab .

Martin Hess, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Manchester  and David Alderson, Senior Lecturer in English Literature  will respond.

Zoë will be asking the question:

What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?

& what would it be like to live in this future system?

 

Exploring climate change scenarios is not only about the changed landscape and atmospheric conditions of those situations, but also invites the question ‘how to live’ and brings with it the opportunity to ask the question ‘how do we want to live’?

 

Future Economies: A Café Conversation with Joe Smith Professor of Environment and Society, The Open University

Future Economies: A Café Conversation at Cambridge University Centre Wine bar
Date: Thursday 23 March,
Time: Doors open 7 pm, for a 7.15 pm start until 9 pm
Place: Wine Bar, University Centre, Granta Place, Cambridge, CB2 1RU
Price: Free*
Zoë Svendsen will be in conversation with Joe Smith, Professor of Environment and Society, The Open University, Department of Geography, co-creator of the Stories of Change AHRC-funded project, and co-author of Culture and Climate Change: Narratives.

Future Economies: a cafe conversation with Doina Petrescu, Professor of Architecture, University of Sheffield

In Public Conversation – Tuesday 6 February 2017

7.30pm – 9.30pm
Blue Moon Café, Sheffield
Free Event, No RSVP

Future Economies: A Café Conversation

 

On Tuesday 6 February, Zoë will be in conversation with Doina Petrescu, Professor of Architecture, University of Sheffield, exploring the question of who we would be under conditions of an alternative economic future. Zoe will be asking the questions:

What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?

& what would it be like to live in this future system?

Future Economies: a Café Conversation with Climate modeller, Chris Hope

Tuesday 30 January 2017, 7 – 9 pm Hot Numbers, Cambridge

Zoe Svendsen wil be talking policy and its consequences with Climate modeller Chris Hope, Cambridge Judge Business School asking the question  ‘What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?& what would it be like to live in this future system?’

Exploring climate change scenarios is not only about the changed landscape and atmospheric conditions of those situations, but also invites the question ‘how to live’ and brings with it the opportunity to ask the question ‘how do we want to live’?

This is a free, bookable event – tickets can be booked through the Junction here

 

 

Future Economies: a Café Conversation with architect, lecturer and writer, Carolyn Steel

 

Tuesday 10 January 2017, 7-9 pm, Hot Numbers, Cambridge

Zoe Svendsen will be talking food, architecture and distribution systems with Carolyn Steel  author of The Hungry City, and creator of the concept of sitopia, asking the question ‘What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?& what would it be like to live in this future system?’

 

This is a free, bookable event – tickets can be booked through the Junction here.

 

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