Wild Cities: Two Temple Place

In this thought-provoking public lecture Daniel Raven-Ellison will challenge the way you think about cities.

Drawing on his experience of walking across all the UK’s national parks and cities while wearing a mind reading device, Daniel will make the case for making cities wilder, not just for wildlife, but for people too.

He’ll also share stories from his recent 100 metre micro-expedition to make a 100 second film in which each second represents 1% of what UK looks like from the air, the results of which he believes should lead to widespread landscape reform. Finally, ahead of it’s launch in July, Daniel will explain his thinking behind the campaign he started to make London the world’s first National Park City.

Daniel Raven-Ellison is a guerrilla geographer, National Geographic Explorer and founder of the campaign to make London a National Park City. A former geography teacher, Daniel has walked across some of the world’s largest cities and explored London on foot extensively. He is currently working to get as many Londoners as possible involved in the launch of the London National Park City which launches in July.

This lecture has been programmed as part of a series of events to accompany the exhibition John Ruskin:The Power of Seeing. For more public events, please click here.

Please note that Two Temple Place will re-open at 6pm, and the exhibition will be available to view before the lecture. The cafe will not be open, though light snacks and refreshments will be available through our gift shop.

This is a fundraising event to support both the Winter Exhibition Programme at Two Temple Place and the launch of London National Park City. All proceeds from this event will be split equally between the two causes.

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