Andrew Blackwell: Visit Sunny Chernobyl
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Andrew Blackwell: Visit Sunny Chernobyl 23 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- Experts agree: humans are ruining the planet. But that doesn’t mean it’s not worth visiting. For his book Visit Sunny Chernobyl, Andrew Blackwell set out to explore seven of the world’s most degraded and contaminated environments. The result is a wry memoir of adventure, heartbreak, and environmental reporting – and a love letter to Earth’s least-likely vacation spots. In this pungent lecture, he will share what he learned from his journey to the surprisingly un-dark heart of environmental darkness – and argue that the end of nature is, paradoxically, a cause for hope. Andrew Blackwell (US) is a journalist and filmmaker living in New York City. His first book, Visit Sunny Chernobyl (and Other Adventures in the World’s Most Polluted Places), was published in 2012.