Stockholm seminar

Hope in the Anthropocene

Recording of the full-day seminar that took place at the The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences on 9 November 2023

It is easy to think that humanity currently exists in a time where there is no hope. But is this really the only story out there, and should we not also focus on some of the good news?

Join us in a conversation with scientists, artists and thinkers on hope, humanity, and the ability of groups to solve common challenges.

The conversation will feature Rebecca Solnit (internationally acclaimed author of “Hope in the Dark”), Sander van der Leeuw (archeology), Mariaelena Huambachano (indigenous studies), Patricia Balvanera and Marten Scheffer (ecology), Michelle Lim (legal and future studies), Tone Bjordam (visual artist) and Athena Aktipis (psychology).

You can find the programme here »

Photos from the seminar that took place at the Beijer Hall at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. On the top right is a photo of Rebecca Solnit. In the bottom photo are Michelle Lim, Mariaelena Huambachano, Patricia Balvanera, Caroline Schill and Dianty Ningrum from left to right.

The seminar is organized by the Anthropocene Laboratory at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with Stockholm Seminars, and Accelerator at Stockholm University.

The aim of the the Anthropocene Laboratory is to advance a scientific understanding and synthesis of the biosphere that help identify and enable novel pathways towards a sustainable future. The laboratory strives to experiment with a combination of perspectives and insights from the natural and social sciences, the humanities, arts, and other fields of knowledge.

This event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants. The seminar will also be live-streamed, on the webpage of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

Event details

Thursday 9 November 2023, 10.00-17.30 CEST

Venue: Beijer Hall at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Lilla Fescativägen 4A, Stockholm

Recording of the seminar »


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