Nomad Century: Gaia Vince in conversation with Jessica Gaitán Johannesson

18nov5:00 pm6:00 pmFeaturedVirtual/ Physical EventNomad Century: Gaia Vince in conversation with Jessica Gaitán JohannessonAuthor Gaia Vince draws attention to mass migration and climate change at a time when huge swathes of the world are becoming uninhabitable.Inspace, 1 Crichton Street Edinburgh EH8 9LE5:00 pm - 6:00 pm OrganiserEdinburgh Futures InstituteEvent TypeWebinar & TalksThemeClimate Justice,Migrant Justice

Event Details

‘Gaia Vince’s new book should be read not just by every politician, but by every person on the planet, because it lays out, much more clearly than any existing scientific assessment, the world we are creating through global heating’ – Observer

While the climate catastrophe is finally getting the attention it deserves, the inevitability of mass migration has been largely ignored. While we must do everything we can to mitigate the impact of climate change, the truth is that huge swathes of the world are becoming uninhabitable.

In Nomad Century, Gaia Vince provides an examination of this most pressing issue facing humanity. In conversation with Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, Vince discusses how migration brings benefits not only to migrants themselves, but to host countries, many of which face demographic crises and labour shortages.

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Speaker Biographies

Gaia Vince

Gaia Vince is a journalist, writer and broadcaster, and an honorary senior research fellow at UCL. She writes for publications including the Observer and Guardian, and presents programmes on BBC R4. She is the author of the ground-breaking work Adventures in The Anthropocene for which she spent two and half years travelling to over 50 countries to map the ways humans are changing the planet forever. She draws on this, along with a wealth of eye-opening data and original reporting, and her own first-hand experience of the state of the planet. Gaia shows how migration brings benefits not only to migrants themselves, but to host countries, many of which face demographic crises and labour shortages.

Chair: Jessica Gaitán Johannesson

Jessica Gaitán Johannesson is a Swedish/Colombian writer and climate justice activist based in Edinburgh. Her work focuses on the multiplicity of identity and belonging. Her debut novel How We Are Translated (2021) was longlisted for the Desmond Elliott Prize and her essay collection The Nerves and Their Endings: Essays on crisis and response is published in August 2022. She was Wasafiri Magazine’s Writer-in-Residence for 2021-22, delivering workshops on writing and climate justice. She works as Digital Campaigns Manager for Lighthouse Books, Edinburgh’s radical bookshop, highlighting the meeting point, and frictions, between reading, writing and change-making.

Book details:

Nomad Century: How to Survive the Climate Upheaval

This is a hybrid event. This event will be live-captioned.

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Time

(Friday) 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Location

Inspace

1 Crichton Street Edinburgh EH8 9LE

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Organiser

Edinburgh Futures Institute

At the Edinburgh Futures Institute we challenge, create, and make change happen. We are focussed on tackling today’s increasingly complex issues and shaping a better tomorrow through education and research with a difference. We bring people and disciplines together to spark the unexpected. We are creating a curious, open-minded, thought-laboratory in order to make better futures possible.

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