A Reproducing Biosphere? – The Climatic Explosion of Homo Sapiens and Whether It’s Bad to Enjoy It

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In his debut salon, Nat Sharpe invites you to reimagine the relationship between Homo Sapiens and the biosphere of Earth. I once heard someone compare humanity to cancer. It was disturbing. But the more I thought about it, the more sense it made. And the more depressed and guilty I became. Our conquest of Earth…

$20.00

Understanding the City: An Introduction to Urbanism

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In this salon Camilo Arturo Suárez leads a discussion on the range of starting points from which one can begin to understand the city as a place of intersectional human experience and it's relation to the built environment. Cities are incredibly complex places, but often, they are complex in ways we do not always perceive.…

$15.00

A Love Letter to Urban Jungles

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In this first salon of a mini-series, Judit Petho explores what makes living in a buzzing metropolis exciting and difficult to quit   “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life, for there is in London all that life can afford” said Dr Samuel Johnson in 1777. Most Londoners would echo…

$20.00

Building Social Bridges and Healing a Divided World

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Rosano invites you to this salon discussing pathways to overcome division. — Post-salon update: read takeaways from our conversation. — What are some ways to deal with misinformation and filter bubbles? Is this phenomenon particular to our heavily politicized present? When ideologies differ, how can we find common ground? How does technology play into these…

$10.00

NYC Central Park Picnic – Discovering Abundance

Central Park Central Park, New York City, NY

Join Pavel Shibayev for an IRL picnic meetup in Central Park! Location: we'll gather on the Great Hill (close to the northwestern corner of the park; enter from W 106th Street). There should be picnic tables around, so no need to sit on the ground. Some food and snacks will be shared; please feel free…

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Are Plants Conscious? A Discussion on the Intelligence of Plants

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Recent studies have shown that plants are capable of learning, forming memories, recognizing their own kin, talking to one another as well as other organisms, and tell time among other things. Your host, Alex Criddle, has more in common with plants than you might initially realize! If plants can recognize family, communicate, and learn how,…

$15.00