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.
Europa Hall, 29.11.2019 at 09:00-09:20
Silence: In the Age of Noise