Karl Sagan













Letters to the Future was conceived at the beginning of 2020 in the Age of the Anthropocene — a name for the geological epoch that describes human’s role in actively changing Earth’s makeup. This new decade gave us a taste of ecological collapse — that many of us assumed was was still in the future. Wild fires savaged the Australian bush and just as the last embers burned out, a global pandemic followed.

This is an invitation to send a message to the future. It can be a letter, postcard, a fiction, a photo, an art work, poem, or song which will be collected on this site.

Addressed to our future selves, children’s children, strangers or to the non-human world of wildlife, weather and waves, these reflections and responses are a prompt to re-examine how we are experiencing life on Earth and what we are leaving behind.

To participate go to the CONTRIBUTE page.

I acknowledge that I live on the sacred sovereign land of the Wadawurrung and that sovereignty has never been ceded. I pay my respect to their elders past, present and future.

(Click to enlarge) Geologic Time Scale: source Geologic City: A Field Guide to the GeoArchitecture of New York