The Designers of AnthropoceneMeetings

The meetings linked to the exhibition “The Designers of Anthropocene” provide an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the ideas behind the presented works and to speak to their authors. The panels will be dedicated to the four spheres of life which acquire completely new meanings from the perspective of sustainable development.

4 September, from 6.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
#PLANET (a panel discussion in English)

In Anthropocene, for the first time we begin to consciously design our planet. We reduce CO2 emissions, promote green technologies, fight the harmful effects of our activities – recreating natural ecosystems or creating them from scratch. Will the green economy pay off? What tools do the new technologies provide us with so that we can control the changes we have caused?
Dr. Jan Witajewski (scientist)
Arturo Vittori (architect)

4 September, from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
#HOUSE (a panel discussion in English)

We associate the term of “the house of the future” with a place packed with electronics. However, it turns out that this is not the only direction in which the future of housing is developing. We will talk about the solutions that will shape our thinking about sustainable housing and about the way our perception of private space will change.
Marin Sawa (artist)
Dylan Wood (architect)

5 September, from 4.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

It is estimated that 80% of the human population will have lived in cities by 2050. The future belongs to megalopolises. What will they look like? To what extent will life in these cities be governed by new technologies and electronics? In what way will the development of such urban structures affect the functioning of other species with which we share our living space?
Ana Rewakowicz (artist)
Rafał i Damian Przybyłowie (architects)

5 September, from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

The development of biotechnology will allow us to fulfil the futuristic visions of evolution at the genetic level, but it also makes us realise that our body is a very complex system. Studies of the human microbiome have shown that our body contains ten times more bacteria than human cells. The microorganisms living inside the human body and on its surface account for about 1-3% of our body mass. How to design for the body so that we live healthier, more comfortably, and longer?
Karolina Żyniewicz (artist)
Julia Starońska (scientist, biotechnology in medicine)
Krzysztof Goliński (multimedia artist)

When and where?

4 September, 6.00 p.m.-7.00 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.-8.30 p.m.
5 September, 4.00 p.m.-5.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m.

Festival café, Copernicus Science Centre, floor 1 
Free admission

Supervised by:
Rafał Kosewski,
Joanna Jeśman