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Free Friday Lates

Ackroyd & Harvey

Ackroyd & Harvey are holding a series of Friday evening conversations from the 8th – 29th January as part of their Beuys' Acorns artwork at the Royal Academy of Arts exhibition Earth: Art of a changing world

8 January
Architect Michael Pawlyn joins Ackroyd & Harvey. Pawlyn established Exploration in 2007 to focus exclusively on environmentally sustainable projects that take their inspiration from nature. Prior to setting up the company, he worked with Sir Nicholas Grimshaw PRA for ten years and was central to the team that radically re-invented horticultural architecture for the Eden Project.

15 January
Activist and barrister Polly Higgins joins Ackroyd & Harvey. Higgins has created a Declaration of Planetary Rights calling on the UN to address climate change now as it addressed human rights sixty years ago. The website Trees Have Rights Too documents the progress of her campaign.
Debate Art, Science and Climate Change: Fire
Friday 22 January

In the second of these lively themed evenings, artists, scientists, and you the audience explore issues raised by works of art in the exhibition and examine the artists’ responses to climate change. Also, record your own one-minute climate-change statements.

Confirmed speakers include: artists Ackroyd & Harvey; scientists Professor Chris Rapley, Director of the Science Museum, Dr George McGavin, Research Associate at Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Professor David MacKay, Chief Scientific Advisor, Department of Energy and Climate Change and Dr Richard Pike, CEO, Royal Society of Chemistry; and Kathleen Soriano, exhibition co-curator.

29 January
Award-winning author Jay Griffiths joins Ackroyd & Harvey. Griffiths’s publications include Wild: An Elemental Journey, Pip Pip: A Sideways Look at Time, and Anarchipelago.  


Date and time

8–29 January 2010

Please note
This is now a past event.


Royal Academy Of Arts
All events take place at 6 Burlington Gardens and are free with an exhibition ticket with no booking required, unless otherwise stated.