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An interview with our Creative Director Irini Papadimitriou for SCENARIO Reports, Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies

‘I see art-led futures thinking as a form for gentle activism’

An interview by Majken Overgaard (Program director at Catch- Center for art and technology) & Nicklas Larsen (Senior Advisor, Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies)

Our Creative Director Irini Papadimitriou has made a career as a leading curator and cultural creator with vast expertise across museums, galleries and art juries, including Prix Ars Electronica and STARTS. She draws on interdisciplinary and critical discourse to explore the impact of technology in society and culture, as well as the role of art in helping us engage with contemporary and future issues.

In the latest edition of SCENARIO Reports: Futures Shaping Arts / Art Shaping Futures, produced by The Copenhagen Institute for Future Studies,  Majken Overgaard & Nicklas Larsen caught up with Irini to learn about her curatorial practice, from the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum in London to FutureEverything.

How do you see the combination of art and technology as a lens to possible futures?

How can we leverage the transformative role of art in non-art domains?

Can you give a few examples?

How can futures thinking play an active part in everyone’s lives?

How do you see futures shaping art, and art shaping futures?

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