Ecopolis #Again(st) Nature

18 Oct 2020
ConferenceKaaitheater
Ecopolis 2020 puts the finger on the pulse and looks ahead. What are the post-corona challenges? How do we feel part of nature again? How do we restore the balance?

Anno 2020. Nature is on fire, from Australia to the Ardennes. Forests are felled, no more insects on the windshield, concrete everywhere, a million species are in danger of extinction. A virus turns the world upside down. The exploitation of nature is threatening our existence. Vulnerable groups here and in the South are facing even harder times.

Anno 2020. Nature is on fire, from Australia to the Ardennes. Forests are felled, no more insects on the windshield, concrete everywhere, a million species are in danger of extinction. A virus turns the world upside down. The exploitation of nature is threatening our existence. Vulnerable groups here and in the South are facing even harder times. How much longer do we saw off the very branch that supports us? Or do we change course?

Ecopolis 2020 puts the finger on the pulse and looks ahead. What are the post-corona challenges? How do we feel part of nature again? How do we restore the balance? How does this support a vigorous climate and nature policy? Which transitions are necessary ― urban, agricultural, etc. ― for a society that respects people and nature? And gives everyone prospect of a good life.

Speakers

Jan Rotmans, Warda El-Kaddouri, Yousra Benfquih Hendrik Schoukens, Tom Bauler, Hans Van Dyck, Anuna De Wever, Eva Meijer, Myriam Dumortier, Olivier De Schutter, Koen Vanmechelen, Ine Renson, Lisa Tostado, Els Vervloesem, Dirk Holemans, Christine Van Acker, Paul Demets, Louis De Jaeger, Ignace Schops, Glenn Deliège, Lara Klaassen

Practical

Ecopolis will be corona-proof. The main event will take place at Kaaitheater in Brussels (limited capacity). Difficult times led to new ideas. We now work with 2 satellite venues: Labiomista in Genk and TransLab K at CC ‘t Schaliken in Herentals. You will also be able to follow the event at home via livestream.

More information & tickets

www.ecopolis.be