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Events - Talks

When the Future Comes...

30 Jun 2018

12.30 - 5.30pm
 
 
An afternoon of talks, artworks and a workshop that looks to the future as the environment and climate is changing.
 
The afternoon will explore how we can respond to these changes through a combination of art, science, technology and in our everyday lives by presenting ‘Performing the Future’, an artist/research project led by Dr Rachel Jacobs in 2017/18. The practical workshop activity will involve working in small groups to imagine how we might build a ‘Future Machine’ to help us create new myths, rituals, stories, actions and responses to scientific data.
 
Programme:
12.30-2.30pm - Talks 
2.30-3.00pm - Break (Refreshments will be provided)
3.00-5.30pm - Practical workshop 
 
 
Featuring Dr John King, Senior Scientist at the British Antarctic Survey, artists Rachel Jacobs, Frank Abbott (Nottingham), Juliet Robson (Oxfordshire), Wallace Heim (Cumbria), Caroline Locke (Nottingham) and Matt Watkins (London), Dominic Price, Horizon Digital Economy Research, (University of Nottingham) and Prof Esther Eidinow, Professor of Ancient History (University of Bristol) 
 
'Performing the Future’ has brought together artists, scientists, academic researchers and communities to explore how we can envision positive futures in response to environmental change. This project involved a series of ‘artist labs’, public events and workshops that took place at the University of Nottingham, the British Antarctic Survey and with over 60s groups in Liverpool and Cambridge. To see more about the project visit: www.performingthefuture.net
 
This event is taking place in collaboration with Fate, Luck, and Fortune: Narratives of Environmental Risk, a network of researchers, practitioners and artists who are investigating how concepts of fate, luck, and fortune have been, and continue to be expressed in historical, contemporary and futuristic narratives concerned with environmental risk—from ancient Greek dedications to the goddess 'Chance', to contemporary climate change fiction. 
 
The venue is wheelchair accessible, there will be a quiet space provided throughout the afternoon and the event has been designed with accessibility in mind. Please contact us for more details or to discuss any additional requirements.
 
This event is part of the Seasons for Change Programme #SeasonforChange
 
 
Free. Booking required.
The Space
 
 
Note for workshop participants: Please bring with you an object or photograph that represents something in nature that you love and want to protect for the future.
 

 
 
With support from Arts Council England, the Mixed Reality Lab (University of Nottingham) and the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
 
 
 
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