17 Mar 2023 All day Podcast series

Description

Cambridge-based artist and podcaster Robert Good conducts a series of short interviews about objects that have been submitted to or picked from the library.


From the catastrophic impact of climate change to the enduring threat of nuclear annihilation, modern civilisation is in danger. Overseen by the conceptual artist and experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats, the Library of the Great Silence is a unique research facility dedicated to examining existential risks of the present, and to facilitating discussion about future flourishing, by investigating societal transformations from the past.

Instead of shelving books, the Library of the Great Silence collects objects, each of which is open to interpretation by everyone. Objects are chosen based on their pivotal significance from personal to global. Examples include stone tools, gold coins and silicon microchips.

Members of the public as well as places, museums and institutions are invited to bring or nominate objects for the Library. The objects will be displayed in an exhibition at the Alison Richard Building and also collected online with the Twitter hashtag #LibraryOfGreatSilence.

For more information and a full programme of activities visit the Library of the Great Silence page.

This event is part of the Cambridge Festival 2023.

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