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Carbon Ruins - an exhibition of the fossil age

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It is 2053. The Swedish government has just opened its landmark museum FOSSIL with its first exhibition Carbon Ruins. The exhibition and its grand opening is a celebration of the fact that global net-zero emissions of carbon dioxide were reached in 2050. Sweden, in line with its 2017 targets, reached net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases already in 2045, being the first country in the world to step out of the fossil age, which globally lasted between 1849 and 2049.

Universitets tankesmedja LU Futura bjuder tillsammans med Narrating Climate Futures initiativet och Climaginaries-projektet in till vernissagen av utställningen Carbon Ruins, ett museum över fossil-eran och de objekt vi lämnade bakom oss. Vi transporteras till år 2053, Sverige är världens första fossilfria välfärdsland - hur kom vi dit? Vad försvann och vad blev kvar? Hör historierna bakom objekten och föreställ dig en fossilfri framtid. Utställningen kommer gå att besöka under hela Hållbarhetsveckan, se schema nedan för guidningar och vernissage: 


‘Carbon Ruins’ aims to transport the visitor into a future where transitions to post-fossil society has already happened. By focusing on recognisable objects the exhibition bridges the gap between the daily lives of humans and the abstract impacts of climate change. The choice of the objects and the associated stories are based on climate models and expertise from the Narrating Climate Futures network. The characters and events which construct the story have been generated through participatory workshops with researchers and practitioners in food, transport, steel, energy and plastic. The exhbition will be open all Sustainability Week, see schedule below: 

8 April

16 - 18 Opening adress by Johannes Stripple, bubbles and snacks (first come first serve) and a guided tour by resident curator of FOSSIL, Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson (In English)

18 - 19.30 Seminar: What is lost and what is gained as we rise from the carbon ruins? (In English). Location: Edens Hörsal

9 April

12 - 13 Guided tour (in English) with Johannes Stripple & Roger Hildingsson

10 April

12 - 13 Guided tour (in English) with Johannes Stripple & Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson 

11 April

11 - 12 Guided tour (på svenska) med Alexandra Nikoleris

14 - 16 Seminar & panel discussion “Imagining Environmental Futures through Art, Speculative Design and Storytelling” with Åsa Stål, Kristina Lindström, Peter Christoff and the Climaginaries team, Location: Biskopshuset, registration required

12 April

12 -13 Guided tour (in English) with Alexandra Nikoleris & Johannes Stripple

In case you can't make it during Sustainability Week, the exhibition will travel to Kristallen (April/May), Domkyrkoforum (September) and Lunds Stadsbibliotek (October).

2019-04-08 16:00 till 2019-04-12 17:00
Statsvetenskapliga Institutionen, Eden
ludwig.bengtsson_sonesson [at]

Om händelsen

2019-04-08 16:00 till 2019-04-12 17:00
Statsvetenskapliga Institutionen, Eden
ludwig.bengtsson_sonesson [at]

Box 117, 221 00 LUND
Telefon 046-222 00 00 (växel)
Telefax 046-222 47 20
lu [at] lu [dot] se

Fakturaadress: Box 188, 221 00 LUND
Organisationsnummer: 202100-3211
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