Presented in Partnership with Cafe Scientifique/Project Tesseract
The United Nations predicts that 75 percent of the global population – close to six billion people – are expected to be concentrated in cities by the year 2050. The UN has also designated that 28 of these cities now meet their threshold of a ‘megacity’: defined as those cities with more than 10 million inhabitants.
Globally, one in eight of us now live in a megacity and by 2030, it is predicted that there will be forty-one of these megacities around the world. Fascinated by the sense of positive energy amidst the chaos in these centres of exploding population, Dutch photographer, Martin Roemers created his spectacular series, Metropolis, travelling to 22 megacities, across five continents observing the sense of city as spectacle.
Please join Martin Roemers on Wednesday 7 September at 5:00pm and hear more about his exciting and thought-provoking project.