FutureEverything Fireside Chats are a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with internationally renowned artists, FutureEverything Fireside Chats are a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with internationally renowned artists, designers, thinkers and business leaders from across the FutureEverything Festival programme. They offer an opportunity for a more in depth, nuanced exploration of the work and ideas of captivating festival guests. Hosts include Luke Turner, editor of The Quietus, with others to be announced.

Gemma Galdon-Clavell is a policy analyst who works on surveillance, the social, legal and ethical impact of technology, smart cities, privacy, security policy, resilience and policing. She is a member of the National Citizen Council of Podemos, and their head of Tech, Privacy and Security. She is a founding partner at Eticas Research & Consulting and a researcher at the Universitat de Barcelona’s Sociology Department. Her recent academic publications tackle issues related to the proliferation of surveillance in urban settings, urban security policy and community safety, security and mega-events, the relationship between privacy and technology and smart cities.