Facing Extinction - A conference by Gustav Metzger @ the University for the Creative Arts , Farnham Campus 

7. Jun - 8. Jun 14 / ended James Hockey and Foyer Galleries

Full price : £45 one day / £90 two days. Concessions: (students /unwaged) : £15 per day / £30 two days

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Facing Extinction - A Conference by Gustav Metzger in collaboration with the Fine Art Department @ UCA Farnham Campus

UCA Farnham on Sat 7th & Sun 8th June 2014

“The art, architecture and design world needs to take a stand against the on-going erasure of species – even where there is little chance of ultimate success. It is our privilege and our duty to be at the forefront of the struggle. There is no choice but follow the path of ethics into aesthetics. We live in societies suffocating in waste. Every time you consider buying a new laptop or mobile phone, you need to recall the agonising photos of young men, prematurely aged, who spend their shortened lives dealing with the toxic technology discarded by our civilisation.” (Gustav Metzger)

Facing Extinction – The Conference

UCA Farnham on Sat 7th & Sun 8th June 2014

With this call to arms, UCA Farnham Fine Art department and Gustav Metzger invite you to a meeting between artists, scientists, ecologists and other specialist academics that will explore:

(i) Climate Change; (ii) Biodiversity; (iii) Technology and Resources; (iv) Global Systems: Food and Water.

What is the scale and scope of the problems we currently face? How can we articulate and shape a program of action? Each of these four panels will be explored through presentation, conversation, round-table discussion and performance.

Confirmed Speakers & Performers

Saturday 7th June

Gustav Metzger - Artist / Keynote Speaker

Michael Pawlyn - Architect & Director of ‘Exploration’

Dr. Joe Ravetz - Co-Director of the Centre for Urban & Regional Ecology

Prof. Peter Head - Founder ‘Ecological Sequestration Trust’

Assemble - Design & Architecture Collective

Martin Charter - Director of the Centre for Sustainable Design, UCA

Maria Arceo – Artist

Saturday Evening Performance Art

Peter Kennard & Kat Phillipps (Artist Collaborative) – Demo, Talk, Performance

Simon Watt ( Biologist, writer, TV presenter and comedian) – Stand up comedy

Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau ( Artist, musician) – Spoken Narrative

Carl Gent ( Artist, Fine Art alumni from UCA Farnham) – Performance Lecture

Sunday 8th June

Gustav Metzger - Artist / Keynote Speaker

Yasmine Ostendorf - Programme Manager from ‘Cape Farewell’

Prof. Jonathan Rosenhead – Emeritus Professor of Operational Research LSE

Ackroyd & Harvey – Collaborative artists

John Fanshawe - Senior Strategy Adviser at ‘BirdLife International’

Polly Higgins - International Environmental Lawyer & CEO ‘Earth Community Trust’

Dr. Daro Montag –Associate Professor of Art & Environment, Falmouth University & Co-Director of the ‘Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World’

London Fieldworks - Artists Jo Joelson & Bruce Gilchrist


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