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METIS ARTS: Future Economies Talk

30 January 7 - 9 pm

Future Economies: a Café Conversation with Climate modeller, Chris Hope


Zoe Svendsen wil be talking policy and its consequences with Climate modeller Chris Hope , Cambridge Judge Business School [link:] asking the question  'What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?& what would it be like to live in this future system?'

Exploring climate change scenarios is not only about the changed landscape and atmospheric conditions of those situations, but also invites the question ‘how to live’ and brings with it the opportunity to ask the question ‘how do we want to live’? 

This is a free, bookable event - tickets can be booked through the Junction:


This is a ‘research-in-public’ conversation, as part of the Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios Project

The Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios Project is a networked residency programme, created to catalyse new creative work that will encourage more open and imaginative, but also more purposeful, responses to the challenges of climate change in the present. 

This project is an experiment which pilots a new residency model — that of a ‘networked residency’. Rather than a traditional residency based in one institution, this networked residency engages with a community of people across institutions and disciplines whose work, individually and collectively, informs the development of climate scenarios. In July 2016, we announced Emma Critchley, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping and Zoë Svendsen as the selected artists. Drawing on previous practice in the development of World Factory, seen at Cambridge Junction October 2016, Zoë has made a commitment to ‘research-in-public’, engaging with experts by interviewing them in public at informal events. 

The project is the latest activity from the Culture and Climate Change programme, which is intended to bridge the gap between academia and the cultural sector - it began as a series of podcasts, events and publications available to download for free from by clicking here

Earlier Event: 20 January
Alice Phelps Band
Later Event: 5 February
Lazy Sundays