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.
Ecopolis 2020 is moving online
Due to the recent increase of coronavirus infections, we have had to take a difficult decision. This year’s edition will have no live audience, and will move entirely online. We will build a cosy studio on the Kaaitheater stage and stream the lectures and conversations directly to your living room, with opportunities for online interaction.
Why have we taken this decision? Ecopolis is a programme during which audience members generally walk in and out of the auditorium, discuss, and eat and drink together. Such personal live interactions are to be avoided in the current circumstances, and we have therefore chosen to offer you a warm welcome online.
The programme at Labiomista will not take place. Ecopolis Vormingplus Kempen will take place as scheduled at CC ’t Schaliken in Herentals, though at reduced capacity.
Buy your ticket for the online edition. Afterwards, ticket holders will receive a link to rewatch the whole event.
You already bought tickets?
If you bought a ticket for only part of the day at Ecopolis, on Friday you will be sent a zoom link to take part for the whole day.
If you bought a ticket for both the morning and afternoon, or a Labiomista ticket, you will be sent a zoom link and receive a € 5 refund.
Note: Ecopolis will be interpreted simultaneously into Dutch, French and English.
Have an inspiring day!
Also this year, we invite a wide range of literary writers, academic experts and civil society thinkers to engage in dialogue. We already lift a tip of the veil here. Don’t hesitate to check the full program!