As a part of The Lost Planet solo exhibition at the Unit X art space in London, philanthropist and artist Natalia Kapchuk hosted a panel discussion “Is This Planet Earth’s Dying Century?” with the support of FprBuro Communications Agency. Among the guest speakers and experts were former Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Politician Barry Gardiner MP, Director of The Royal Geographical Society Professor Joe Smith, Director of Philanthropy at Earthwatch Europe Dr. Neil Bailey, and Assistant Director of Plastic Oceans Europe Juan Castaño Vilas. The moderator for the panel was TV presenter and BBC journalist, Samantha Simmonds.

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Panel Discussion during Natalia Kapchuk’s exhibition

The panel discussion spoke to the pressing problems plaguing the Earth as exemplified by heightened media awareness due to environmental calamities that have seen an increase in recent years. The panelist expounded on a range of topics that include:

•           Pollution
•           Global warming
•           Waste disposal
•           Deforestation
•           The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference
•           The role of China
•           Ozone layer depletion
•           Loss of biodiversity

and many more.

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Joe Smith and Neil Bailey, The Lost Planet panel discussion

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Samantha Simmonds, Natalia Kapchuk and Juan Castaño Vilas

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Speakers of The Lost Planet panel discussion

Ahead of the discussion Natalia Kapchuk stated:

“My hope for this discussion is to enforce in all the notion that solving the world’s problems has to come from a cooperative level. With the collective help and participation of communities, non-profit organizations, global companies, and governments alike, we can make a drastic impact in the fight for this planet and generations to come.”

panel-discussion-during-media-breakfast-of-the-lost-planet-exhibitionAs an eco-activist and artist who combines different media and materials, Natalia Kapchuk uses her artworks to shed light on such complex issues that face the planet, while evoking a mental shift in the viewer to think deeper toward their everyday habits. Located at the breathtaking Unit X art space in London, the environmentally focused works of The Lost Planet exhibition acted as the backdrop for the event, extending the conversation of the role of art and awareness.

In 2022, selected artworks from The Lost Planet series will be displayed at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art — CICA Museum, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.

The Lost Planet exhibition was held from 15 to 27 October 2021 at Unit X, The Stables, London.

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The Lost Planet series

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