This lecture is the start of a series that will be continued in the course of 2019 under the banner 'Alive in the Anthropocene'.
About the talk: The earth has become a made planet, where man and earth have become inextricably intertwined. This leads to uncertainty and unease. Albert Faber argues in favour of moving away from gloomy stories about guilt and decay. But also the thoughtless trust in science and technology will not save us. In the Anthropocene we will have to think about our responsibility for the earth as a whole and for the living environment nearby, from a hopeful, action-oriented perspective. "Hope is a verb, a command to action to actually shape ideas about a liveable world, despite the risk of failure.
Friday 5 April, 18:30 - 20:30, Chapel of The Leuven Institute for Ireland in Europe (Irish College), Janseniusstraat 1, 3000 Leuven.