Screening of “Spaceship Earth” with Michael Hrebeniak & Gessie Houghton
Thursday October 19th, 6pm for 6.30pm
Documentary film Spaceship Earth (2020, 1hr 53mins) tells the story of Biosphere 2, a 1991 experiment in which eight people spent two years quarantined inside a replica of Earth's ecosystem.
For decades ridiculed as a disaster, director Matt Wolf reframes the experiment as a modest success. The strange story is both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers might reimagine the world.
The screening will be followed by supper and discussion led by Michael Hrebeniak, founder and co-convenor of the New School of the Anthropocene, and Gessie Houghton, director of the October Gallery, secretary to the Institute of Ecotechnics and authority on the Biosphere 2 project.
Read a review of the film in Wired: Spaceship Earth and the Value of Utopian Thinking
Read about Biosphere 2 in the New York Times.
Kairos, 84 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TG
Doors open at 6pm for drinks. The film starts promptly at 6.30 pm followed by a one-pot vegan supper and discussion.
£8 members, £15 non-members. Includes food.