KEYNOTE Ronald Wright: "The Progress Trap", 22 May
Drawing on his bestselling book and Massey Lectures A Short History of Progress, in which he coined the term 'progress trap,' Ronald Wright will discuss how our modern social and environmental crises stem from patterns of progress and disaster that are old as civilization itself.
The past two hundred years have brought such runaway growth in human numbers, consumption, and technology that our ‘experiment’ with civilization now threatens to overwhelm the natural world on which it depends.
We must choose between a world out of control --in which billions will fight over dwindling land, food, water and other resources --or one in which we take control of our drives and agree on universal rules of order by which civilization can endure in peace, justice, and shared plenty. external link
Thursday 22 May
17:00 - 18:00
Het Nieuwe Instituut Auditorium
Tickets € 25 € 15