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The University of Southampton
Interdisciplinary Research Excellence

MRW12: The Seven Billionth Citizen Exhibition Event

Time:
17:00 - 19:00
Date:
6 February 2012
Venue:
Building 12, Level 4 Gallery

Event details

“As we come to terms with the birth of the seven billionth person, we 77 have come together to explore our relationship with the other 6,999,999,923, and the earth we inhabit.”

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Opening Night Event

"As we come to terms with the birth of the seven billionth person, we 77 have come together to explore our relationship with the other 6,999,999,923, and the earth we inhabit."

This exciting display is organised by second-year Fine Art students from the Winchester School of Art and is a response to the announcement by the United Nations of the the birth of the seven billionth citizen. It addresses the sublime; the aesthetic quality of awe-inducing magnitude. Each student will contribute their own version of the well-known formula of the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich: the lone figure gazing into a supremely bleak wilderness.

The students are working with interdisciplinary champions Dr Beth Harland (Winchester School of Art), Dr Amos Channon (Ageing and Lifelong Health), Dr Felix Eigenbrod (Living With Environmental Change), Dr John Gillett (Winchester School of Art), Dr Pauline Leonard (Work Futures Research Centre), Professor Gail Taylor (Energy), and Professor Guy Poppy (Director of Multidisciplinary Research Strategy), on pressing issues surrounding population growth, environment and global resources.

The exhibition is viewable whenever the Hartley Library is open and runs until 24 March 2012.

All welcome - please stop by!

Members of the public: please bring photo identification.

Further information: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/features/7_billion_population.shtml

This event is part of Multidisciplinary Research Week which is happening here at the University of Southampton from Monday February 6 to Friday February 10, 2012.

The programme brochure can be viewed here: BROCHURE AS PDF

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