8 October 2017

Rock flour in New York and Copenhagen

Rock flour everywhere

The Rock Flour projects attracts interest from many different places and crowds. In September the project was presented at a large event at the New York Public Library and end October the project will gain be featured at a "Science and Cocktails" event at Christiania in Copenhagen.

The world needs more food production - but how can this be done in a sustainable way? 

Minik Rosing and Olafur Eliasson

Minik Rosing and Olafur Eliasson at the NYPL. Photo: Screenshot from NYPL.org

In front of a crowd of New Yorkers the artist Olafur Eliasson and head of the Rock Flour project, Minik Rosing, discussed the future of the Arctic, the relationship between arts and science and of the course: The opportunities of the Greenlandic Rock Flour to make a difference in the World. 

Watch a recording of the event 

Science & Cocktails

How do we feed a growing world population? Can we actively capture CO2from the atmosphere and store it in the ground? Can the vast Greenlandic Ice Sheet promote growth of crops in the tropics? Would it be environmentally responsible - or even a remotely good idea - to transport mud from one end of the world to the other? Can Greenland create economic growth by "doing good" on the global stage?

These are some of the many questions professor of geology Minik Rosing and former professor at the Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Andreas de Neergaard will address during their lecture at Science & Cocktails. The two are currently exploring the option of utilizing glacially grounded rock flour as a naturally produced fertilizer to be exported and distributed to the depleted farmlands of the tropics.

More information regarding the event may be found here

The lecture will be held at Byens Lys on Christiania at 20:00, and it will be accompanied by ice cold cocktails. Entrance to the event is free and the lecture is held in English.