A woman holding a ball

Physicist Laura Aguale

New environmental arts charity Platform Earth launched at a star-studded event in London. Jude Law and astronaut Nicole Stott read to the crowd, who bid on works from the likes of Rachel Whiteread and Shezad Dawood, in aid of marine carbon capture

Guests included physicist Laura Aguale, members of the Platform Earth team George Butler, Mark Sanders, Florence Devereaux, Petroc Sesti and Richard Wadhams; as well as Ruth Ganesh and Mollie Dent Brocklehurst. Ben Okri, Jude Law and former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott were among those who gave an ocean-themed reading.

A group standing by a wall of pictures

Members of the Platform Earth team George Butler, Mark Sanders, Florence Devereaux, Petroc Sesti and Richard Wadhams

Jude Law giving a speech

Actor Jude Law

Nicole Stott wearing a black dress reading a speech

Former NASA astronaut Nicole Stott

Ben Okri giving a speech

Jasmine Pelham, Saskia Spender and Richard Hudson

A woman taking a photo of a wall of pictures

Artworks on sale made entirely from captured air pollution

Ben Okri giving a speech

Poet Ben Okri

A man giving a speech in front of a staircase

Ruth Ganesh, Petroc Sesti and Mollie Dent Brocklehurst

Find out more: platformearth.com

This article appears in the Summer 2022 issue of LUX