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Café Culture: Global Catastrophe Today

Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (j.stougaard-nielsen@ucl.ac.uk) and Dr Florian Mussgnug (f.mussgnug@ucl.ac.uk)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

Café Culture: Global Catastrophe Today

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General Admission Nov 20, 2016 Free  

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Narratives of global catastrophe have a long history in apocalyptic thinking and have become near ubiquitous in contemporary literature and film, political rhetoric and popular science. This panel brings together humanities researchers, natural scientists and climate change activists. We explore how knowledge about future catastrophe is made into stories and images in the present. Does exposure to dark and ominous futurist imaginaries paralyse us with fear or can it make us more prone to political action? How can narratives of global catastrophe help us understand and assess actual risk scenarios? The event will include short talks by Dr Florian Mussgnug and Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen and will conclude with an engaging discussion of examples from environmental campaigns and political reports.

The event is organized in conjunction with the Being Human Festival 2016, SELCS Café Cultures and the UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

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University College London
Gower Street
IAS Common Ground (Room G11), Institute of Advanced Studies, Ground Floor, South Wing
WC1E 6BT London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)


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Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (j.stougaard-nielsen@ucl.ac.uk) and Dr Florian Mussgnug (f.mussgnug@ucl.ac.uk)

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