09 February 2015

Georgian National Museum, National Geographic Georgia and "Silknet" company Present lecture - "Walking and Memory" by writer and National Geographic fellow Paul Salopek.

In early 2013 writer Paul Salopek set out from the Great Rift Valley in Ethiopia to retrace, on foot, the Stone Age pathways of the first human diaspora across the Earth. His project, called "Out of Eden Walk," is a seven-year exercise in storytelling. As he walks across three continents at 5 kilometers an hour, Salopek engages with local communities and writes about the great stories of our time-cultural endurance, the impacts of technology, mass migration, human conflict, climate change and more.

After two years and roughly 9 million footsteps, following the first human migration, he has reached Georgia.

Born in California, Paul Salopek is a foreign correspondent who has reported in Africa, the Middle East, Central Asia, the Balkans and Latin America. His stories have appeared in National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Best American Travel Writing and other publications. His work has earned two Pulitzer Prizes.

The "Out of Eden Walk" is supported by the National Geographic Society, the Knight Foundation and the Abundance Foundation.

For more information on Salopek's project, visit: http://www.outofedenwalk.com and http://outofedenwalk.nationalgeographic.com

Press conference will take place on 9th of February 2015 at 4 p.m.
Lecture will take place on 9th of February 2015 at 5 p.m.

Address: Georgian National Museum Auditorium, 1 Purtseladze Street.