A World Without Us
— 3 February 2019
Location: IMPAKT Centre for Media Culture
Join the tour of the exhibition every Saturday at 16:00!
A World Without Us imagines a world without humans. The way we, as a species, currently interact with nature and the environment means that time will perhaps arrive much sooner than we can conceive. In 2007, American journalist Alan Weisman published a work of non-fiction entitled The World Without Us in which he describes what would happen to the planet if humans were to suddenly disappear. He outlines which traces of human civilization would soon be lost, how cities and houses would tumble into disrepair, which materials and structures would survive longest as well as how the various non-human organisms would develop after humanity’s disappearance. A World Without Us wants to communicate the urgency of working towards improved dealings with nature. The exhibition will both provide space for examples of the damage we as humans cause as well as how the right use of technology can create solutions.
The programme is aligned with the Post truth theme IMPAKT is focusing on in 2018. Climate change denial is a major issue in our Post-truth society. This denial contributes to an atmosphere in which it is nigh on impossible to create a general sense of urgency. The net result being that there is still insufficient social and political support to implement the necessary changes.
An exhibition with work by:
Anna Dumitriu & Alex May, Katrin Hochschuh & Adam Donovan, IC-98, Robertina Šebjanič & Gjino Šutić, Mark Leckey, Maarten Vanden Eynde, Taavi Suisalu, Morehshin Allahyari & Daniel Rourke, Next Nature Network.
What: An exhibition with works about the post-Anthropocene, bio-art and robotics
Where: IMPAKT Center for Media Culture, Lange Nieuwstraat 4
When: Wed – Sun 12:00 -17:00 (closed on 26 December and 18 January)
Ticket: 4 euro (discount 3 euro)
On 19 January the opening hours of the exhibition will be 12:00-14:00 and the tour will take place at 13:00.