About me

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

I currently study Systems Theory with a focus on space & climate. Since last year, I’ve been working at Seraphim Capital, the world’s first VC 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 manage as a board member. As an undergrad, I studied Law at UCL with a focus on EU & Environmental Law, as well as Philosophy of Science at LSE.

My main interests include space, nature, philosophy, and music. I’m particularly interested in addressing the intersection between space technology and environmental science. With the rise in low-cost rockets and small satellites enabling greater access to space, we are now facing thousands of new opportunities for Earth observation. I believe that this has the potential to not only provide us with critical levels of insight for climate monitoring, but also to witness the overwhelming beauty of our planet. This would allow us to visualise the interconectedness of our biosphere and help to restore humanity’s relationship with nature. In my free time, I enjoy biking, hiking, photography, and playing guitar & drums.

My life is mostly about exploring the big picture. 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 & sustainability? Can environmental systems be considered living organisms? 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 entropy? Let’s find out!

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