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Where past & future meet: Andri Snaer Magnason in conversation with David Farrier


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Andri Snaer Magnason & David Farrier


The earth is changing. What will the world look like tomorrow, or ten thousand years from now? What did it look like before? What are we doing to it?

It is a privilege to host Andri Snaer Magnason and David Farrier for a meditation on climate change and the Anthropocene.

In On Time & Water Icelandic author and activist Andri Snaer Magnason writes of the melting glaciers, the rising seas and acidity changes that haven't been seen for 50 million years. In Footprints, David Farrier explores what traces we will leave for the very deep future, from long-lived materials like plastic and nuclear waste, to the 50 million kilometres of roads spanning the planet.

Through literature, art, and science, Footprints invites us to think about how we will be remembered in the myths, stories, and languages of our distant descendants. Magnason takes a path to climate science through ancient myths about sacred cows, stories of ancestors and relatives and interviews with the Dalai Lama.

Both writers - by blending the personal, philosophical and scientific - explore this moment we are in with urgency and clarity - what world are we shaping for tomorrow?

We hope you'll join them as they unpack the rich seems of life and nature, hope and destruction, that run through both their books.

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