On the radar. Our pick of virtual events this week {14.05.20 – 17.05.20}

Wednesday 13th May, 2020

This week’s pick of virtual events will get your entrepreneurial, curious and creative juices flowing from the comfort of your own home, whether it's enjoying the arts, learning, discovering or shopping.

(Re)Placing Chernobyl
{14.05.20 at 3pm}
info → www.ucl.ac.uk

(Re)Placing Chernobyl will zoom in on the popular HBO miniseries Chernobyl (2019) to explore the politics of aesthetics, the power of TV mediation of scientific expertise and the wide-ranging impacts of this cultural representation of the disaster. In the context of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, questions of public trust in science and the role of scientific experts in governance have returned to the forefront. This event is free.

Too Much Information? Cass Sunstein In Conversation with Matthew Stadlen
{14.05.20 at 6.30pm}
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In the midst of the news media deluge accompanying the global pandemic, Nudge author and Obama administration insider Cass Sunstein explores the science of information overload. How much information is too much? Do we need to know how many calories are in the giant vat of popcorn that we bought on our way into the cinema? Do we want to know if we are genetically predisposed to a certain disease? Can we do anything useful with next week's weather forecast for Paris if we are not in Paris?

The Encounter
{15.05.20 (7pm) to 22.05.20 (10pm)}
watch recording from the Barbican → www.complicite.org 

​First presented in Barbican four years ago, The Encounter blew away audiences. Following a hit Broadway run and international tour, ‘one of the most fully immersive theatre pieces ever created’ is back (NY Times). This is the true story of National Geographic photographer Loren McIntyre lost in a remote area of Brazil in 1969, leading to a startling encounter that is to change his life forever. The Encounter is at its heart a story about ‘listening’, not 'hearing' but listening; to other, older narratives which, at the deepest level, form who we are, and if we do, we can imagine how we can 'begin' again. Don't forget to put on headphones!

Female founders & leaders virtual summit
{14.05.20 – 15.05.20}  
read more →

Real-life stories, valuable tips, practical knowledge and tangible experience, helping your business or career to adapt and accelerate. WHUB – a social club and coworking space – is bringing together panel of female founders to encourage, educate, and empower leaders, and entrepreneurs.

Shop & support: The Virtual Car Boot Sale
info → www.womenforwomen.org.uk

Fashion icon Alex Eagle and friends are spring cleaning their wardrobes in aid of Women for Women International. This is your chance to buy beautifully curated pre-loved items from the UK’s most fashionable women and make them your own! Skip the queues, avoid the elbow-barging and don’t worry about missing out on the best items! Fashion lovers will enjoy a full day of amazing deals on designer items – straight from the wardrobes of the fashion elite. As a guilt-free alternative to fast fashion this is the circular economy and sustainability at its best. 100% of the proceeds from the Virtual Car Boot Sale will go towards our work supporting women survivors of war.

Stella McCartney in conversation with David Adjaye
{16.05.20 at 2pm on Instagram TV @designmuseum}
info → designmuseum.org

Join two pioneers of the design world as they talk fashion and architecture.

Shop & support: virtual Greenwich Market
info → www.greenwichmarket.london

London’s only historic market set in a World Heritage Site has re-launched virtually for those itching to browse market stalls. Virtual market goers can shop online with more than 80 market traders at Greenwich Market’s virtual experience.

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