The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch
Lewis Dartnell (with Ele Carpenter and Carl Gombrich)
19 June 2014, 7-9pm (drinks from 6.30pm)
GV art gallery, 49 Chiltern Street, London W1U 6LY
If the world as we know it ended and the survivors had to start again, how would we set about rebuilding our world from scratch? Once you’ve salvaged what you can from the debris, how would you grow food and make clothes? How would you generate energy and develop medicines? And once you’ve mastered the essentials, how could you smelt metals, make gunpowder, or build a primitive radio set?
Lewis Dartnell, author of The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch, will take us on a journey of discovery, a chance for us to reconnect with the basic skills and knowledge that our lives and world depend upon. Lewis will be joined in discussion by curator Ele Carpenter and interdisicplinarian Carl Gombrich.
This event is free but please book here.
This event is part of the Future Human exhibition and events programme. See: http://broad-vision.info/events/ for more information.
Dr Lewis Dartnell is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester. He also holds an STFC Science in Society Fellowship, and alongside his astrobiology research writes regular science articles in newspapers and magazines, and has appeared in TV shows such as BBC Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Universe and Horizon. ‘The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch’ (the-knowledge.org) is his third book. (lewisdartnell.com)
Dr Ele Carpenter is a curator, writer and artist in politicised art and interdisciplinary social networks of making. Her curatorial research into Nuclear Culture is a partnership between The Arts Catalyst and Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she is a Lecturer in MFA Curating. Ele is currently curating the Actinium exhibition, forum and field trips in Sapporo, Japan in partnership with S-Air and The Arts Catalyst, as an SIAF Collaborative Project, July 2014. http://www.elecarpenter.org.uk
Carl Gombrich is Programme Director of the BASc Arts and Sciences at University College London. He has degrees in Maths, Physics and Philosophy and was a professional opera singer before joining UCL in 2002. He enjoys making interdisciplinary links between all these areas (and more!) and has taught maths, physics, music and philosophy at a number of institutions in the UK and privately. His research interests span higher education, interdisciplinarity and ideas around expertise. http://www.carlgombrich.org
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