ANTHROPOCENE. Design an epoch
We design the world to suit our needs. The development of science and technology has made us one of the major forces shaping Earth. We are destroyers and creators at the same time. However, we are only beginning to realise the great responsibility that comes with it.
In order to subjugate the nature, we have initiated dangerous mechanisms. The progress that allowed us to subdue the world has also led to climate change, the loss of biodiversity, littering of oceans and excessive use of drinking water. Our impact on the functioning of the planet is enormous. Hence the idea of positing a new geological epoch under the name of “Anthropocene", which would emphasise the role of human activity..
We need to create a new model of development that will take into account both our needs and also the consequences of satisfying them. Finding solutions to restore the disturbed balance requires to exceed the limits of specialisations and to abandon the common ways of thinking.
During this year’s edition of the Przemiany Festival, we will discuss how each of us can take on the challenge of the new epoch and become one of the designers of Anthropocene.
Future cannot be predicted but it can be shaped. The participants of the Przemiany Festival organised by the Copernicus Science Centre will have a chance to get convinced that we all have the power to create the future.
We are interested in the creative power of humans that may change the world. We are limited only by our imagination. In order to develop it, we need to go beyond the borders of specialisations. For this reason, the festival combines science, art, design and new technologies. The programme of the event, which includes exhibitions, discussion panels, workshops, concerts and performances, makes it possible for the participants to confront different ideas and points of view, encouraging them to critically reflect on the directions of the development.
The protagonists of the Przemiany Festival are active in various fields of life. Their projects show their passion and willingness to change the existing reality. Because if you want to create, you need to know the reason for this.