“Around the year 2030, we will be in a position where we probably set off an irreversible chain reaction beyond human control that will most likely lead to the end of our civilization as we know it. That is unless, in that time, permanent and unprecedented changes in all aspects of industrialized society have taken place.” Greta Thunberg (June 2019)

Earth Overshoot Day marks the day when humanity’s yearly demand for natural resources (e.g. oil, minerals, livestock, etc.) exceeds what can be regenerated in that year. In the year 2000, it fell on September 23. This year it fell 56 days earlier on July 29, which means that our natural resource deficit and accumulated waste problem is worsening.

On November 14, join us for drinks and spend the evening chatting doomsdays, and being inspired by how the community (XR Filmmaker Oliver Clifton), design (RMIT Design Javier de Urquijo Isoard) and cultural systems (Artist Debbie Symons) are responding to the climate crisis we’re in. Tickets are available at https://www.meetup.com/Melbourne-Speculative-Futures/events/265864126/

Facilitators: Ollie Cotsaftis (RMIT Design, future ensemble) and Sarah McArthur (City of Melbourne CityLab)

Session time: Thursday 14 November 17:00 – 21:00 (Welcome and quick intros around 18:00 followed by chats over drinks)

Venue: Troika Bar, 106 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

This event—part of SDNOW4, an Asia-Pacific conference about design, strategy, ethics and futures—is open to the public.

For more info on SDNOW4 please visit sdnow.co.