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Sebastião Salgado: How art can open our eyes to the future

Salgado says that with this project he wanted to stimulate a debate about the future of the Amazon. He also sees "Amazônia" as an international warning against the destruction of vital ecosystems and violence against indigenous peoples.

Sebastião Salgado
Sebastião Salgado © Fernando Frazão / Agência Brasi

In his photographs, the threat is hauntingly and painfully palpable, but they also leave us with confidence, because all twists and turns for the future still seem possible.


"All futures are still possible" ('All futures are still possible') - We want to talk with Sebastião Salgado about his view of the world and its possible futures as an artist, photographer and environmental activist.

Sebastião Salgado will show us his video project "Amazônia" on the evening in the Futurium - with photos of the Amazon forest taken by him and music by the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos.

This will be followed by a moderated conversation with him and Brazilian professor and futures literacy expert Fabio Scarano.

The event is in collaboration with the worldwide FORMS network of futures-oriented museums, of which the Futurium is a member.

  • Admission is free of charge.
  • Event language: English with simultaneous translation into German
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