This month Global Generation had the honour of hosting Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim in the Kings Cross Skip Garden. As well as being professors at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies they are co-producers, with Brian Swimme. of the film "Journey of the Universe" which has had a big influence on Global Generation’s work. writes Jane Riddiford.
The film was inspired by Thomas Berry's call in 1978 for a new story that would bring science and humanities together in an integrated cosmology that could guide humans into the next period of human-Earth relations.
The result of a collaboration of scientists, scholars and film makers, who worked together for over a decade is the film and a book of the same name "Journey of the Universe" - click here to watch the trailer.
Thanks to the Guardian we showed the film to 90 people in their Kings Cross Offices followed by a question and answer session with Mary Evelyn and John.
After watching the film, Physicist from Imperial College Professor of Physics, John Halliwell said: “Science provides the very long sequence of logical connections which string together the events into what we call the history of the universe. But science has become so good at this that it has vastly outstripped our ability to truly grasp what all this means in human terms."
At Global Generation we are also interested in what this 14-billion-year story has to offer us in terms of a narrative for social and environmental change.
We had a chance to explore this question with Mary Evelyn and John at a Saturday morning workshop in the Kings Cross Skip Garden attended by Global Generation staff, friends and volunteers including ten of our young Generators. This is what they had to say about their experience