Time for Season Six of the Anthropocene Wednesdays!

From October 6, 2021 to October 27, 2021

This weekly event, organized by the École Urbaine de Lyon, aims to better understand the global changes taking place in our urban worlds through a series of discussions and lectures that are open to the general public. Organized as part of the Science Fair, the 2021 Anthropocene back-to-school event will begin on October 6.

Opening night: “Can Academic community conventions help address climate and biodiversity issues?”

From October 2019 through the summer of 2020, the Citizen’s Climate Convention brought together 150 people from a wide range of backgrounds to work on a solution for adapting society to the colossal challenge of climate change. Has this initiative spread since then? And in what way? How has the university community reacted, both teaching staff and students? Grenoble is getting involved with “Ephemeral University of Design: working towards an Academic Community Convention.”

October 6, 2021 | Fontanes Hall, LyonTech-la Doua campus
With the participation of Joël Chevrier, Éric Fache, Jérémie Klein, and led by Valérie Disdier

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The entire Anthropocene Wednesdays program for October 2021

  • Horizon: generalized artificial intelligence?
    China is focusing on artificial intelligence, to the point of competing with Silicon Valley. And in Europe? Do we simply want to become a data factory for the benefit of these American and Chinese giants? What are the ethical issues surrounding AI? How should we approach this type of work?
    October 13, 2021 | Hôtel 71, 69002 Lyon
  • Billionaires and space: golden boy tourism or the beginning of a new form of colonialism?
    Since Blue Marble, the image of our planet Earth fully illuminated taken back in 1972, who hasn't dreamed of going into space to enjoy the incredible view? In 2015, a law was passed allowing U.S. citizens to obtain resources from planets and asteroids within our solar system, and there are plenty of rare metals in space that are essential to our digital society.
    October 20, 2021 | Hôtel 71, 69002 Lyon
  • The Anthropocene River
    On July 14 and 15, 2021, several Western European rivers broke their banks, triggering a so-called natural disaster due to a record level of precipitation for the season. What ecosystem issues does a river manager need to address? Would giving rivers a legal status help us to protect them?
    October 27, 2021 | Hôtel 71, 69002 Lyon

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