Aspen Environment Forum; Mitchell Joachim

Panel Presentation - Making a U Turn: Steering Away from Planetary Limits at the 2010 Aspen Environment Forum Sponsored by National Geographic and The Aspen Institute. Mitchell Joachim, Associate Professor, NYU Dennis Dimick, Executive Editor for the Environment, National Geographic Magazine Geoff Dabelko, Director, Environmental Change and Security Program, Woodrow Wilson Center Jon Foley, Director, Institute on the Environment (IonE), University of Minnesota Eric Sundquist, Research Geologist, US Geological Survey A recent Stockholm University study on biophysical “planetary boundaries” by 28 scientists posits that the planet’s capacity to recover from human-induced shocks already has been pushed into dangerous territory in several key areas, including biodiversity loss and nitrogen pollution. What does this study tell us about sustainably managing our demands on earth, and how effectively can its insights guide us away from danger zones? Even with the knowledge in hand do we have the will to avoid calamity? http://www.aspenenvironment.org/speakers/bio/83/294/mitchell-joachim


DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague

THE FUTURE OF THE FUTURE Terreform ONE, Mitchell Joachim: The future is not what it used to be. While this saying has already entered popular culture, its implications began to dawn on us only recently. The notion of "future" was central to Modernism, but in the late 20th century it ceased to be the driver of the Western world. In recent decades, questions of the past, of memory and identity, instead emerged as dominant in our society. http://www.doxprague.org/en/exhibition?38/about