Have you ever considered taking on the discussion of the climactic emergency through the contributions of art, design, music and philosophy, enriched by a gamma of visions that highlight the power of global creativity? The exhibition at the Barbican Centre invites you to do so in a journey among interactive installations and digital works that allow us to observe our shared planet from a wealth of different perspectives, looking at human beings as companions to millions of other species, protagonists of an incredible and fragile ecosystem in a perennial search for balance. With the goal of intensifying respect for the biosphere and stimulating awe for the planet, the exhibition Our Time on Earth explores the various ways of existing on the Earth and of reconnecting with it, without neglecting the role that technology can play in helping us reach out to the natural world. Our Time on Earth encourages visitors to take on an active role to bring about positive changes. Bringing together 18 works, as well as the input of scholars, architects, artists, activists, the exhibition, divided into the sections Belong, Imagine, Engage, highlights the urgency of taking on the problem of climate change together, strengthened by inter-disciplinary collaboration. An example? The studio DVTK, in collaboration with the Institute of Global Prosperity of the UCL, explores what the relational economy of 2040 might look like. Their new commission Sharing Prosperity is an interactive game experience that encourages visitors to reflect on how the planet could prosper thanks to solidarity, with human beings collaborating in innovative ways with other beings, equitably sharing the wealth with other species.
Cartoon masterpieces meet the objects that inspired them in an exhibition full of surprises.