A total of 12 lectures will cover the basic issues of climate change and its consequences unfolding in front of our eyes. How to generate energy? How to heal each other? How to produce food, objects, and other proposed ideas?

Brain Trust lectures will cover topics including 3D printing, security and food supply – thus exploring a plethora of different approaches towards solving the crisis our civilisation is currently experiencing. A key objective of our lectures is that they are not directed towards the government or to any another group of experts, but rather, these lectures are addressed to ordinary people who need information on how to survive the climate crisis. It all comes back to fostering direct action and not just relying on our governments to create solutions. One key aspect that we’d like to explore is open source technology that can be used to adapt to the changes that are occurring on our planet as a result of the climate crisis.

Brain Trust is founded on a number of principles:

  • The climate crisis is already here
  • The government will not help us.
  • We, who lack the resources to build a sanctuary in New Zealand or a floating island in the ocean, must create the technologies and communities to survive the coming crisis.
  • The technologies that can prevent social collapse already exist. Humanity has the theoretical and practical knowledge of how to grow food, insolate buildings, produce alternative energy, heal and educate each other in local communities without the involvement of giant conglomerates and international corporations.

We are preparing a series of lectures that will occur throughout 2024.

The first lecture in the series was given by Adrian Bowyer on 3D printers in September 2023. The next event is happening on December 16, 2023, and is called Climate Change: Is it a Beat Up?; Or Will It Beat Us Up?; And Is There a Way to Beat It? with Steve Keen, the author of Debunking Economics.

In February 2024 we will host a lecture about storytelling and dialogue. In it, we will explore the question: how can we actually live together? In April 2024 we will discuss education and in June we will turn to public art and carnivals. There will be many more interesting topics to explore, and you can stay up to date with our events here.

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