31 March & 1 April – Manchester Town Hall
The two-day FutureEverything Conference will feature inspirational keynotes, participatory workshops and intimate talks from world leading practitioners and thinkers from design, art, urbanism, business, academia and more.
Tools for Unknown Futures
FutureEverything will look at how we can collaborate on new tools, devices and systems to transform our lives, from the arts to democracy, business and governance.
People taking control of tools to shape the future has been a familiar trope within digital culture. Drawing on powerful currents in today’s design scene, such as speculative design and design fiction, FutureEverything will debate our fascination with tools as the most natural path towards social change, and open up new ways to question, imagine and make the strange, troubled thing called the future.
The festival will bring together artists and designers who make art and change reality by collaborating on new protocols, languages, systems, strategies and even infrastructures. Art and design projects will create new, less conventional readings of tools and technologies through the use of scenarios and fictional objects. The aesthetic and symbolic dimensions of groundbreaking fields, from New Materials to Synthetic Biology, will be explored by figures working across the boundaries of art and science.
Keynotes, Participation, Workshops & Fireside Chats
Over two days, be inspired by keynote presentations from world leading speakers, participatory workshops where new ideas come to life, and a brand new ‘Fireside Chat’ programme – a series of intimate, exploratory conversations with internationally renowned artists, designers, thinkers and business leaders.
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