These are the faces of the latest bunch of New Optimists and if you’re interested in the future of Birmingham and the future of how we feed ourselves you may just want to follow their conversation as part of job we’re doing tomorrow (Wednesday 2nd November 6 – 9 pm) .
We will be live blogging the first New Optimists Forum – a conversation between these fine folk…ten scientists, an architect (last year’s RIBA President no less) and the city’s development strategist take part …. They are Eugenio, Hanifa, Peter and Gareth (l-r, top row); Rosemary, Jim, Peter and Ruth (l-r, middle row); David, Helen, Ian and Liz (l-r, bottom row).
It’s the first of a number of events which will concentrate on the fascinating issues of how we feed ourselves, and happens to fall in the week we welcomed the babies that pushed our population over 7 billion.
The simplest way to follow and join the conversation is through the twitter hashtag #tnofood (The New Optimists on Food). We’re not live streaming this first one but will be sharing material as it happens.
If you’re curious about the New Optimists it’s a Birmingham based not for profit organisation set up by Kate Cooper. She started by asking scientists what makes them optimistic and ended up publishing a fab book called The New Optimists – still available on Amazon.