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Erling Kagge

explorer, enterpreneur, author and publisher, Norway

Erling Kagge

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Erling Kagge has experienced silence. And walking. He is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. He has written several books on exploration, philosophy, and art collecting, and runs Kagge Forlag, a publishing company based in Oslo, where he lives. In his bestseller Silence: In the Age of Noise he seeks answers to what is silence and where to find it. He disscused silence with Elon Musk and polar explorers, looked for it in both Antartica and the streets of LA. In his latest hit, Walking he subtly bows to this self-evident every day activity that is a natural accompaniment to creativity: the occasion for the unspoken dialogue of thinking. Walking is also the antidote to the speed at which we conduct our lives, to our insistence on rushing, on doing everything in a precipitous manner—walking is among the most radical things we can do.

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Dvorana Europa, 29.11.2019 at 09:50-10:10

Silence in the Age of Noise

"When I can't leave, sail, or climb out of the world, I've learned to turn it off," says Erling Kagge, who is the first person to reach all three peaks of the world on foot: the North and South poles, and Mount Everest. On his way to Antarctica, where he went completely alone, without radio or telephone, he experienced silence. For fifty days, he did not meet any living creature. In addition to pushing the boundaries of the possible, he is also the entrepreneur, writer, and publisher. Erling and Vesna Milek will together discover the world of silence, which is becoming one of the greatest assets in the world of noise and discuss publishing in the world of the AI and digital-first.

About moderator: Vesna Milek is one of the most acclaimed Slovenian journalists, known especially for her in-depth interviews for the largest national daily Delo.

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