Hope in the Anthropocene

The Anthropocene Laboratory’s first public event took place on 9 November 2023 at the Royal Swedish Academy Of Sciences, with scientists, artists, and thinkers on hope, humanity, and the ability of groups to solve common challenges. A wide-ranging discussion focusing on some of the real, tangible, unstoppable reasons to be hopeful.

Guest speakers: Rebecca Solnit (internationally acclaimed author of “Hope in the Dark”), Sander van der Leeuw (archeology), Mariaelena Huambachano (indigenous studies), Patricia Balvanera and Marten Scheffer (ecology), Michelle Lim (legal and future studies), Tone Bjordam (visual artist) and Athena Aktipis (psychology).