The Edge has been in the apocalypse business before. Back in 2011 (it doesn’t seem that long ago) as a part of the Festival of Ideas we delivered the Climate Zombie Apocalypse; a live-action zombie adventure game that took over the entire Edge building, turning the space into a wasteland of community volunteers in full zombie makeup, with desperate players trying to survive buckets of chocolate topping.
To date, we’ve run three apocalypse events – all of them created for, with, and by our community – each bigger than the last, and squarely focused on learning in art, science, technology and event management. Back then, we called these events ‘apocalypses’, which was actually not entirely correct. Cue the (Wikipedia) definition:
An apocalypse (Ancient Greek: ἀποκάλυψις apokálypsis, from ἀπό and καλύπτω, literally meaning “an uncovering”) is a disclosure of knowledge or revelation. In religious contexts it is usually a disclosure of something hidden, “a vision of heavenly secrets that can make sense of earthly realities”.
Post events, and six years on, The Edge is older, (maybe) wiser, and we can’t help but wonder… “what if we ventured into the apocalypse business again?”. But, this time around, reflecting on the root meaning of the word – an uncovering, a disclosure of knowledge or revelation.
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Thumbnail image credit // On The Edge II, 2015, Collage, Rachael Bartram