Margate Science Festival: Deep Time, super/collider

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  • Louise Beer


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Join us online on 5 December from 4.30 - 7pm for a taster of super/collider’s Margate Science Festival, in partnership with Faith In Strangers.

Our first ever event will focus on the concept of Deep Time. We will hear from Robert Macfarlane, Timothy Morton and Flora Bowden. This event is supported by Arts Council England.

During the event, we would like visitors to consider the ecological deep time history of Margate and the surrounding areas. The chalk cliffs of Margate were built up by ocean sediment over many thousands of years. As we walk along the cliffside, we view a physical manifestation of layers of compressed time.

Within this event we will consider how thinking on a "deep time" scale can alter our perception of our environment. Can long term thinking help us to make better decisions that allow us to value and care for our environment? 

4.30pm - Introduction by super/collider and talk by Flora Bowden
5pm - Talk by Timothy Morton & Q+A
6pm - Robert Macfarlane and Flora Bowden In Conversation, Q+A

About Faith In Strangers
Faith in Strangers' provide a platform for a diverse range of contributors who will create a cultural programme that includes music, film, immersive performance, installations, experimental/digital, academic talks, food & drink, workshops and more. Faith In Strangers is a multi-use space in Margate, housing arts and cultural events, as well as a shared workspace for creative individuals.

About super/collider
Founded in 2006, super/collider is an independent agency based in Margate (UK) and Toronto (CA), working in and with people from the creative industries, we explore science from a pop cultural standpoint – bringing its wonders to new audiences through events, expeditions, books and content.

This event is curated by Louise Beer and Melanie King.

If you are unable to pay, please send us an email an email and we can allocate a free ticket to you.

Ticket sales for this event go towards the running costs of super/collider.