IGP Events

Our Time on Earth exhibition - 'Sharing Prosperity'

Thursday 5 May, 2022 |


Barbican Centre

Climate Emergency Arts Europe

An immersive exploration of radical new ideas for the way we live. Launching May 2022, at the Barbican Centre

Imagine a world where all exchange is based on radical solidarity…

The Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP), in collaboration with art direction from studio DVTK, explores how the relational economy could look and feel in 2040 through an emotional and interactive new gaming experience as part of the Barbican’s Our Time on Earth exhibition.

Opening in May 2022, this unique new game allows users to explore how the planet could flourish through means of radical solidarity, innovative collaboration and shared wealth across species. We humans currently extract Earth’s limited natural resources and distribute them unequally. Current economic systems encourage the idea that nature is separate from us and is a free resource for us to exploit. However, as we know from our research at the IGP, a different approach needs to be considered that builds on positive connections which enables us to appreciate and value all aspects of our living planet. A world where human, planetary health, and well-being are intertwined.

Tackling climate change, biodiversity loss, toxic environments, conflict and inequality calls for a systemic and transformative change. Sharing Prosperity challenges users to consider what these transformations might look like, engaging in a new currency that redesigns shared prosperity through the relational economy across all species.

Curated amongst 18 other unique works designed by academics to architects, activists to ecologists, writers to technologists, Our time on Earth invites visitors to explore and interact with a range of new perspectives for our shared planet, looking at Earth as a community to which we all belong; humans as just one species among many. With a core focus on collaborative action toward climate change, the exhibition presents visions for positive possibilities of an alternative future, in which the wonder of the natural world is embraced.

Sharing Prosperity will run as part of the Imagine section of Our Time on Earth, from 05 May to 29 August. It will also be presented at the Musée de la civilisation in Quebec City, Canada (co-producers of the exhibition) from 15 June - 17 December 2023, before continuing its international tour.

Read the press release here

Further details and bookings

Dates: Thursday 5 May—Monday 29 Aug 2022

Location: The Curve, Barbican Centre (located on Level G and can be found at the bottom of the Silk Street entrance ramp, opposite the Barbican Shop).

Address: Barbican Centre Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Full details and bookings https://www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2022/event/our-time-on-earth

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Images: Our Time on Earth, Barbican, London. Sharing Prosperity exhibit (IGP & DVTK). Images: David Heymann

Cover image credit: Our Time on Earth, Barbican, London. Sharing Prosperity exhibit (IGP & DVTK). Image: Barbican, 2022©

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