About me

Hello! I’m a futurist & environmentalist from Istanbul, raised in Brussels, based in London.

I currently study MSc Technology Management at UCL with a focus on space. Since last year, I’ve been working at Seraphim Capital, the world’s first venture fund for space technology startups. This year, I founded the UCL Space Society and I’m the Chairman of UCL Green Economy. In 2016, I co-founded the AIBE Summit – Artificial Intelligence in Business & Ethics, which I continue to manage as a board member. During my undergraduate years, I studied Law at UCL with a focus on EU & Environmental Law, as well as Philosophy of Science at LSE. Sounds a bit random? Yeah, that’s because it was.

My main interests include space, nature, philosophy, and music. Those are the topics which I find to be the most fundamental to our existence. At the moment, I’m particularly interested in addressing the intersection between space technology and environmental theory. With the rise in low-cost rockets and small satellites enabling greater access to space, there are now thousands of new opportunities for Earth observation. I believe that this has the potential to not only provide us with key levels of insight for climate science, but also to witness the overwhelming beauty of our planet from above. This will allow us to see the interconectedness of our civilisation & biosphere, helping to restore humanity’s relationship with nature. In my free time, I enjoy biking, swimming, photography, and playing guitar/drums.

My life is mostly about exploring the big picture. In doing so, there are many questions which remain mysteries. What is the nature of reality? What are the laws that govern our physics? How does intelligence emerge from complexity? How can we transition towards green cities? Are there exoplanets out there with astrobiology? Will we ever become a multi-planetary species? How can we explain such elusive concepts as spacetime, consciousness, and aesthetics? Let’s find out!

Twitter: @BartuKaleagasi
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E-mail: bartukaleagasi@gmail.com