Friends of the Earth and the Whitechapel are drawing together a unique group of artists, academics and activists to discuss solutions to global problems. In the Poison and Antidote debate, key cultural figures will propose answers to questions asked by the public alongside an exhibition by Cornelia Parker at the Whitechapel.
Speakers at the event include: Natalie Bennett, Guardian Weekly Editor; Bergit Arends, Curator for Contemporary Arts from the Natural History Museum; Siobhan Davies, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Siobhan Davies Dance; Clare Brass, Founder and Partner of the Social Environmental Enterprise and Design Foundation; John Hegley, Poet; Dan Antopolski, Actor and Comedian; James Marriott, Co-director of Platform; Marcus du Sautoy, Architect Sarah Wigglesworth; Author and Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University and Michaela Crimmin, Head of Arts RSA.
The guest speakers will tackle a wide range of questions which could range from 'How is it possible to reconcile sustainability with economic growth?' to 'How can Art make people realize that eating meat puts our planet in danger?' More examples of questions already asked by the public can be seen at www.poisonandantidote.co.uk.