Prototopia Salons Series

"Forget what you think is feasible, and tell us what is needed. Forget how things are, and speak to us only of how things could be, should be. Only then, will we consider the route to get there". Join us on Wednesday afternoon in the dome as we discuss how we build equitable and just futures in the present.

Wednesday 5-7pm

Chutes and Ladders: pathways and portals to alternative worlds in the age of "no alternatives”

// Eric Rogers - Eric works as a scholar in both academic and non-academic capacities. Academically, Eric is a PhD student in American History at the University of Cambridge. Non-academically, Eric maintains a more public-facing blog, gives public talks, and seeks to advance the public humanities.

Extraterrestrial Geography & Justice -

// Jessy Kate Shingler / Rachel Lyons

Creating the foundation of humanity's future in space while improving life on earth

// Rachel Lyons is a key advocate in the advancement of space technology and exploration. Rachel is the former Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space – USA, a non-profit that empowers young people to make an impact in space exploration. She is a public speaker, and former public radio host.

The Future of Food, Water and Energy nexus - A full system approach

// - JP Isham / Advisor to United Nations on Food, Water and Energy Nexus, Environmental and Social Governance Policies and founding member of the United Nations Global Compact

An ecological living wage versus an economic minimum wage

// Jonathan Isaacs

Utopian Land Use

// Peter Sand

Climate justice as an ideology

// Olya Irzak

The Burn of the Tao: The Reality of Love

// Brian Hoffstein