Schedule / 9 March 2022
Planet City and the Return of Global Wilderness
Talk → 2:00 pm
Talk by Liam Young (designer, director, and BAFTA-nominated producer)
9th March 2022, 2 PM – 3 PM
Upon Registration Only
Following centuries of colonization, globalization, and never-ending economic extraction we have remade the world from the scale of the cell to the tectonic plate. In the storytelling performance Planet City we go on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth, where 10 billion people surrender the rest of the world to a globally scaled wilderness and the return of stolen lands. Set against the consistent failure of nation-states to act in any meaningful way against climate change, Planet City emerges from a global citizen consensus, a voluntary and multi-generational retreat from our vast network of cities and entangled supply chains into one hyper-dense metropolis.
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