“The whole world population rests on women. You have to start with the woman.” - Barbara Crossette, former UN Bureau Chief for The New York Times
Is listening to women at the core of the solution to the complicated problem of population growth? Artist Laurie Anderson interviews a population expert in a new piece on Creative Time Reports and Guernica Magazine.
5 Billion More: Population Growth During Laurie Anderson’s Lifetime
By Laurie Anderson
There was a time when I knew everyone in the art world, or at least the downtown scene. Today, that would be absurd, given the exponential rise in the amount of people who are part of it. Of course growth is not limited to the art world. The total world population grew from 4.4 billion to 6 billion between 1980 and 2000, according to the World Bank. In October 2011, we hit 7 billion.
… All of this got me wondering not just about the way my own world has changed but also how such staggering population growth has affected people everywhere.
Photo of the Dharavi slum in India by Meena Kadri.