Saturday 01 December, 19:30

Neurotica: Habitat

The contemporary Habitat Faced by Climate Chaos

By 2008 it is predicted that, for the first time in human history, most of the world's population will live in the cities. The objective of the second phase of the Neurotica project is to study the metabolism of urban habitats and the possibilities that ecological innovation can improve the quality of life in the mega-cities and surrounding rural areas. The challenge is to find solutions in preventing the countryside from being turned into a controlled market garden devoted to producing food and energy products for the city, and to slow down trends toward hyper-consumerism.


Is technical and scientific development the environmental solution or the cause behind unsustainability? What is society's view of our advance towards climate chaos?

Alex Steffen, promoter of ecological innovation and co-founder of worldchanging.com, talks to Václav Cilek , geologist, philosopher and Head of the Geology Institute at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Joan Rieradevall, researcher at the Autonomous University of Barcelona's Institute of Environmental Science and Technology. The session will begin with the first-ever showing of an interview with Vandana Shiva, physicist and environmental activist.


Herbert Girardet, Alex Steffen, Joan Rieradevall
Eco Factor
Space at the CCCB

General information

Space at the CCCB


Venue: Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona (CCCB)
Montalegre, 5. 08001 Barcelona. Tel. (+34) 93 306 41 00. http://www.cccb.org/now/ang

Dates: 29 November - 1 December 2007

Thursday, November 29, open from 5 to 9.30 pm
Friday, November 30 and Saturday, December 1, open from 11 am to 10 pm

Free admission to all activities
Advance registration for workshops: Tel. (+34) 93 306 41 35. Email: seducatiu@cccb.org.
The CCCB reserves the right to change the programme due to reasons of force majeure.

Within the framework of Anella Cultural project, the following entities are participating in NOW: the Institut Municipal d'Acció Cultural in Lleida; the Museu de Granollers in Granollers; the Teatre Principal in Olot and the Centre d'Art Cal Massó in Reus.