Nature and Human Nature

  • April 28, 2013
  • 4:00 pm
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery

Drawing on his bestselling book A Short History of Progress and his 2004 Massey Lectures on which it was based, Ronald Wright discusses how our modern environmental crisis is rooted in patterns of progress and disaster that are as old as civilization itself. What he calls the “ten-thousand-year experiment” of civilization has reached such a pace and scale that it threatens to destroy the natural world on which it depends. Join him to discover how—by understanding previous mistakes and successes, and given luck and wisdom—we may chart a wiser course into the future. The city of Brandon’s Mayor Shari Decter Hirst moderates.

  • General admission: $19
  • Students (with valid ID): $14

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