Online - London, United Kingdom
Back to Earth, Serpentine’s long-term project dedicated to the environment and the climate emergency presents a day-long programme of talks, workshops, sound commissions, augmented reality and publications.

All events take place in and around the Serpentine Pavilion 2021 designed by Counterspace and will be live streamed. There is a very limited number of in-person tickets available, which must be booked individually at this link (£5/event). Please register for the live stream at this link (free).

11am-12pm: Webs of Life, a walk
Kensington Gardens

Walk starts outside Serpentine Pavilion. A guided walk about spiders in Kensington Gardens by Peter Lawrence, Biodiversity Manager at The Royal Parks, on the occasion of the launch of Tomás Saraceno’s AR app, Webs of Life.

2pm - 2:30pm: CLIMAVORE, a conversation

A conversation with spatial practitioners Cooking Sections and Shane Kavanagh, Commercial Director of Benugo, on Cooking Sections' long-term project, CLIMAVORE and their Back to Earth initiative, moderated by Lucia Pietroiusti, Serpentine Curator of General Ecology.

3pm - 3:30pm: POWER PACK: Climate Emergency, a conversation

A conversation with between artists Rudy Loewe and Jacob V Joyce and LION (Land in Our Names) hosted by Alex Thorp, Serpentine Education Curator. Loewe and Joyce are creators of POWER PACK: Climate Emergency, a toolkit for young people that platforms BIPOC young climate activists. Copies of POWER PACK: Climate Emergency will be available to audiences throughout the day alongside the launch of a new website including five videos that offer ways to get involved with the pack.

4pm - 5:30pm: Back to Earth, a conversation

A panel on Back to Earth initiatives, as well as the role of art towards the environmental effort. Participants include Brian Eno and more to be confirmed.

6pm - 7pm: 140 Artists' Ideas for Planet Earth, book launch

Book launch of the first Back to Earth publication in collaboration with Penguin, featuring selected contributors from the book to share instructions, invitations, rituals and gestures. This event is presented in collaboration with Dazed.


2pm - 7pm: Back to Earth Day via Live Stream

Please book free tickets to tune in to Back to Earth Day via Live Stream.

Access information: The event will be livestreamed on serpentinegalleries.org with closed captions and will also be available to watch after the event.

No booking is required for the following activities:

All day: Tomás Saraceno: Webs of Life
Serpentine Pavilion & Kensington Gardens

A new Augmented Reality app, Webs of Life, by Tomás Saraceno with Acute Art, introducing audiences to the extraordinary physicality of spiders, their reading of the world through the webs they weave, and encouraging greater awareness and protection of their habitats.

10am-1pm: Brian Eno sound commission
Serpentine Pavilion

Experience Brian Eno’s Back to Earth sound commission, a work devised site-specifically for the Serpentine Pavilion 2020+1 by Counterspace. Eno has composed a layered, stratified construction of sonic material that moves through the structure, from the earth beneath visitors’ feet to the space above their heads.


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Back to Earth Day 2021 – A day of talks, performances and listening, part of Back to EarthLondon, United Kingdom