Emergence Magazine

On Time and Water

with Andri Snær Magnason

March 26, 2021

In the next century, the Earth’s oceans will undergo fundamental change. Glaciers will melt, sea levels will rise, and the acidity of sea water will change more than it has in the last fifty million years. These changes will affect all life on Earth—within the oceans and beyond—straining ecosystems, shifting biological patterns, and creating dire challenges for future generations of humanity. The implication of these changes is the central question of Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason’s best-selling book, On Time and Water.

In a new theatrical performance based on his book, Andri partners with composer and musician Högni to draw upon the power of storytelling to effectively convey these coming changes that are of such great magnitude that they are difficult for the mind to grasp. Through tales of glaciers, memories of his grandparents, and stories told by the Dalai Lama, renowned scientists, and other great thinkers, Andri brings On Time and Water to life for audiences.

As part of a short series of events that Emergence is hosting this spring to celebrate the release of Volume II of our print edition, we’ll be presenting Andri’s performance piece, followed by a Q&A with Andri and Emergence Executive Editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.

We hope you join us for this special presentation on Friday, March 26th from 12:00-1:30 pm PDT. You can join the livestream using this link here: https://vimeo.com/event/805821/ea832a3b1c

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Friday, March 26th 12:00pm – 1:30pm (PST)
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