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After The End of the World

An essay on the climate crisis


An exhibition about the Earth of 2017 irreversibly transformed into the Anthropocene planet after two centuries of human impact on natural systems. And also about how we will reach the world of the latter half of the 21st century, and about our society’s responsibility to the generations who will be born and grow up in it. In the coming decades, humankind will face one of the most complex challenges it has had to address in its history: we will have to stop emitting CO2 into the atmosphere forever.

Artists, philosophers, heaps of sand, novelists, sea creatures, playwrights, plants, architects, objects, speculative designers and scientists have worked together to imagine situations, to tell stories and to devise strategies for survival and peaceful cohabitation in the world to come. The result is a hypnotic and startling experience, one that exposes the trauma caused by the magnitude of the crisis and the disappearance of the world we once knew, but also one that speaks of the opportunity for change and of the pressing need for an intergenerational pact.

After the End of the World consists of eight immersive installations in the exhibition gallery, a base for participative experimentation and action in the public space of the city of Barcelona, and the design and launch of a ‘Ministry of the Future’ to formulate very long-term policies to examine the conditions of inequality, temporality and the various dimensions of the crisis.

  • From 25 October to 29 April
  • CCCB
  • Montalegre, 5. 08001 Barcelona
  • www.cccb.org
  • Ticket: 6 € (free entrance Sundays 3 pm to 8 pm, International Museum Day, Night of Museums, Santa Eulàlia).