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    “Brave New World. Conversations About the Future”

    Big Book Café introduces a new series of lectures with scientists, experts and writers about the future of our world. “Brave New World. Conversations About the Future” will speculate about the new technology and architecture, and how language, eating habits and fashion might change. The series starts tomorrow, at 7 P.M., and the first guests will be Areta Szpura and Karolina Sulej.

    The first meeting of the series is titled “Fashionable Futurists”, hence why Big Book Café invited specialists in fashion. The conversation will focus on sustainable fashion, making the industry more eco and what things might change in the future in this regard.

    Areta Szpura (born 1992) is a writer, climate activist, and promotor of the less waste movement. In 2012, she founded the clothing brand Local Heroes with Karolina Słota. Their shirts with catchy phrases such as “single, taken, hungry” and “doing real stuff sucks” got them popularity in both Poland and abroad. Their clothes were worn by artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and Ellie Goulding, and they got to work with Disney and Reebok. In May 2019, Szpura published the book “How to Save the World? Or What Good Can You Do for the Planet” and began writing for the “Eco Sphere” column in “Glamour”. She was listed on the “30 before 30” list made by Forbes in 2019. 

    Karolina Sulej (born 1985) is a journalist and a culture expert who specializes in the anthropology of fashion. She worked with fashion magazines such as “Viva! Moda”, “Wysokie Obcasy” (Eng. “High Heels”) and “Podróż” (“Journey”), where she was the editor-in-chief. She is the author of “Historie osobiste. O ludziach i rzeczach w czasie wojny” (“Personal Stories. About the People and Things During War”), a series of interviews with people who survived World War II and little trinkets they had at the time, as well as “Ciałaczki” (Eng. “Body Strongwomen”), a reportage about women who educate about the sexuality. 

    The event will start at 7 P.M. at the Big Book Café in Warsaw, however, it will be also transmitted online through the coffeehouse’s Facebook. The entry is free.


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