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The cracks that risk destroying our planet: the second episode of From the Moon

June 10, 2021

From the moon Planet Earth is a beautiful sphere of blues, greens and swirling white clouds. It is a seemingly peaceful composition that holds within it everything, quite literally everything. All the people, places and stories of our existence. How can we decipher all those experiences, all those elements that distinguish us as human beings? And how do we interpret the greatness of the natural world, the effects of climate change and the above all: how everything is interconnected.

On this, Episode 2 of From the Moon, we are going to examine a Divided Planet. In the last episode It quickly became apparent that the peaceful picture of the blue and green planet that we observe - is just that - a picture. A beautiful picture that evokes much emotion in all of us. But should we question that sense of collectivity? Afterall as much as many of our guests observe a wonderful natural world that needs to be preserved, they also see a broken planet with many deep cracks. Many of these divisions seem to be growing and the Covid 19 Pandemic has highlighted them like never before.

Nico Daswani

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The second episode of From the Moon, entitled Divided Planet looks at the divisions that run through our societies, from race to wealth. The information age has shone a light on a world that is more divided than ever. Maybe a new culture is the only hope of survival?
David Plaisant, host of the podcast From the Moon, converses with Andrés Jaque, Nico Daswani, Hou Hanru, Anupama Kundoo and Kandis Williams.

Nico Daswani
Nico Daswani
Kandis Williams © Dicko Chan
Kandis Williams © Dicko Chan
Hou Hanru © Musacchio&Ianniello
Hou Hanru © Musacchio&Ianniello
Anupama Kundoo © Juan Rayos
Anupama Kundoo © Juan Rayos

Andrés Jaque
Architect, writer and curator.

Nico Daswani
Head of Arts & Culture at the World Economic Forum.

Hou Hanrou
International art curator, critic and Artistic Director of MAXXI, National Museum of 21st Century Arts, Rome since 2013.

Anupama Kundoo
Architect and professor at UCJC Madrid where she is Chair of "Affordable Habitat".

Kandis Williams
Visual artist whose practice spans collage, performance, writing, publishing and curating.

Credits

Host: David Plaisant
Sound editor: Alex Portfelix
Soundtrack: Jon Arnold from Super Drama
Production Triennale Milano: Marco Martello, Gabriele Savioli

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