Barbican launch ‘Our Time on Earth’

Barbican launch ‘Our Time on Earth’

Our Time on Earth launch reflects Barbican Business Events sustainability credentials

Our Time on Earth, a major exhibition celebrating the power of global creativity to transform the conversation around the climate emergency, opened on 5th May at the Barbican.

The launch comes shortly after the arts and conference centre announced it would be hosting the 2023 Ecocity World Summit; as well as two major award wins for venue sustainability*.

Tickets for the exhibition offer an ideal opportunity for organisers to add a new dimension to their conferences and events taking place at the Barbican.  The exhibition runs until 29 August, 2022.

Jackie Boughton, Head of barbican Busines Events comments: This major exhibition once again demonstrates our position as a global leader in the delivery of creative events.  The whole team is incredibly proud of what the Barbican is delivering not just for the public but also organisers and delegates who wish to make the most of Our Time on Earth when they visit the Barbican.”

Through art, design, science, music and philosophy, the exhibition presents a range of radical visions for the future of all species. A journey through immersive, interactive installations and digital works, the exhibition invites visitors to experience a range of perspectives of our shared planet, exploring Earth as a community to which we all belong – humans as just one species among millions.

Aiming to reignite respect for our essential and complex biosphere and inspire awe and wonder for our beautiful planet, the exhibition explores different ways of existing on Earth and finding ways to reconnect with them, while also looking at the role technology has to play in deepening our understanding and connection to the natural world. Our Time on Earth encourages visitors to take an active role and leave feeling empowered to make positive change.

Our Time on Earth presents 18 works, including 12 new commissions, from 12 countries around the world to create a series of innovative new collaborations. Bringing together academics, architects, artists, activists, designers, ecologists, engineers, environmental campaigners, researchers, scientists, technologists and writers, the exhibition highlights the need to work in collaboration across disciplines to tackle climate change together.

The exhibition in the Curve takes place across three interconnected sections– Belong, Imagine and Engage, designed to create a shift in consciousness, changing the way we think about the natural world.

More information about the exhibition can be found here:

*Recent Award Wins:
London Venue Awards – The Sustainability Award
London Tourism Award – Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism Award

Image – Noise Aquarium by Victoria Vesna

Credit – Our Time on Earth, Barbican London, Preview of Noise Aquarium by Victoria Vesna & Angewande Scientific Visualization Lab, Copyright Dan Ross


About the Barbican

A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Its creative learning programme further underpins everything it does. Over 1.1 million people attend events annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. The architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, The Pit, Cinemas One, Two and Three, Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants.

The City of London Corporation is the founder and principal funder of the Barbican Centre.

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