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Funzing Talks | Four Ways to Save the World

Funzing Talks | Four Ways to Save the World

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  • 182 Stoke Newington High Street, London, N16 7JD
Suitable for: Adults
Denise Baden (PhD, Soton) followed her first degree in Politics with Economics, with several years in industry, then returned to academia to do a doctorate in psychology, which... More Info »
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We are living beyond our means, consuming three planets worth of resources with just one planet to support us and facing potentially catastrophic climate change. But fear not, Dr Denise Baden has spent her career working out the very best ways we can put the world to rights and is optimistic.

This talk covers four very diverse projects, each of which is having massive impact in its own way, and each of which you can be part of. There will be talk, music, stories, theatre and green hair! You will also get insights into some of the ideas that have been simmering in the background that have the potential to transform our world.

Denise’s first project explores how the way news is presented affects our responses to issues such as climate change, and human rights. She will share with you what the top editors and journalists from Reuters, BBC, Sky, Channel 4, Al Jazeera and others had to say, and why and how we need to radically overhaul how we present the news.

Her second project is an exploration into the different values and culture in Cuba centred on notions of solidarity. Her fascination with Fidel Castro and the Cuban revolution led her to develop an innovative musical project which crowdsourced and crowdfunded a musical called ‘Fidel’ (www.fidelthemusical.org). She shares with you why this musical can help change the world.

Her third project aims to save the world by creating a cultural body of work that showcases positive visions of what a sustainable society might look like via series of writing competitions (http://generic.wordpress.soton.ac.uk/sustainablesocieties/). The government are desperate for scientists from different disciplines to work together to find ways to create more sustainable societies as solutions need to be systemic. But psychologists, engineers, economists etc. all speak different languages and in fact it is creative writers who are best placed to bring together ideas from all these disciplines to imagine a sustainable future. Denise will give you the insiders view on latest innovative ideas that can transform society – and reassures us this will be no ‘Black Mirror’ view of the future

And what has green hair got to do with saving the world? Come along and find out!

Venue: Haunt, Stoke Newington

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.15pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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