Special event Past event Friday, 27 September 2019

Friday Late: Anthropocene

From geology to houseplants, consider how we got here and explore ways to reconnect with the natural world.

  • Friday, 25 September 2020

  • Throughout the V&A, South Kensington

  • Free event

Friday Late: Anthropocene photo

In May 2019, a panel of scientists voted to classify the age we are living in as a new geological epoch — the Anthropocene. Human-driven changes to the earth’s systems are so great that we have shifted from being inhabitants, to becoming a geological force directly impacting on the planet. This Friday Late, experience dance which softens the industrial and questions productivity. Find out how human-enhancement technology challenges our perceptions of the ‘natural’, and question what an obsession with houseplants reveals about our transient and precarious times.

All events are free and places are designated on a first-come, first-served basis unless stated otherwise. Filming and photography will take place at this event. If you have any access requirements, please let us know in advance by emailing disability@vam.ac.uk.

Please note, if the V&A reaches capacity we will allow access on a one-in, one-out basis.

Background image: Background image: Gayle Chong Kwan, New Atlantis, Cockaigne (series), 2004 | gaylechongkwan.com