Debate: Will humans destroy life on Earth? Can our planet still be saved? after the screening of “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch”

Wednesday, May 22 | 8:00 p.m. | GCF, Warszawa screening room

Debate between professor Anna Filipowicz and professor Ewa Bińczyk: Will humans destroy life on Earth? Can our planet still be saved? after the screening of “Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” by Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, and Edward Burtynsky

In Polish only

Partner: WWF Poland

We’re going to discuss the anthropocene – an epoch when significant human impact shapes the Earth, causing irreversible environmental changes. Do we have enough time to save life on Earth as we know it? If yes, then how? We’ll try to answer these questions and more, debating on the impact of our daily choices and activities, as well as the necessity of pushing the governments and legislators to carry out their duties as defined by Article 74 of the Polish Constitution with regard to protecting the environment.

Ewa Bińczyk, PhD – the author of "Epoka człowieka. Retoryka i marazm antropocenu” (“The Human Epoch. The rhetorics and stagnation of the anthropocene”), which states that the anthropocene debate might become one of the most important debates of the 21st century due to its multidimensionality and unique philosophical potential. She heads the Department of Philosophy of Science at the Nicolaus Copernicus University’s Institute of Philosophy. Her research focuses on contemporary philosophy of science and technology, science and technology studies, and the sociology of scientific knowledge. Bińczyk is currently working on a research grant of the National Science Center: “Environmental rhetorics and the stagnation of the anthropocene”.

Anna Filipowicz, PhD – a literature anthropologist with a post-doc in humanities, Filipowicz is a lecturer at the Department of Theory of Literature and Art Criticism of the University of Gdańsk. She’s currently studying contemporary Polish poetry from an ecocritical and postdependent standpoint. Her writings were published in a number of monographs and periodicals on animal studies, body culture and embodiment studies, as well as thing studies. Author of two books, “Sztuka mięsa. Somatyczne oblicza poezji” (“The Art of Meat. Somatic faces of poetry”) and “(Prze)zwierzęcenia. Poetyckie drogi do postrantropocentryzmu” (“(Trans)animalization. The poetical paths to postanthropocentrism”).