FutureEverything 2016: Wednesday 30th March – Saturday 2nd April
Taking the theme of ‘Less and More’, the festival will explore how we can rethink resources within a world that is changing exponentially. Whether it’s a change to our antibiotics and food, or the world’s natural resources, the first thing that we look for is alternatives. With the carbon economy reaching its peak, we need to adapt to changes in climate, and find more tools, and more methods as a way of working with the inevitable. This forces a rethink on how we can gather, and manage, the resources of Earth to overcome the dependencies of the industrial age.
For twenty years, FutureEverything has looked at big questions facing society through the lens of art and digital culture. The FutureEverything 2016 festival will feature a two day conference, new commissions and world class performances that use art and invention to help us rethink resources and navigate our unknown future.
The FutureEverything 2016 festival asks us to rethink resources and navigate our unknown future in a changing world. The programme will feature, amongst many others, a landmark data visualisation tool to help us predict future wind conditions developed with the Met Office and designer Moritz Stefaner, and a world premiere from industrial-pop artist Gazelle Twin, Chris Turner and Tash Tung.
This year we are also pleased to announce our FutureEverything Bursary (deadline Feb 8), which offers a free full festival pass to 15 individuals that wouldn’t be able to attend otherwise.
We’re particularly keen to offer places to those from lower economic backgrounds and underrepresented groups who would benefit from FutureEverything’s events and networks. We want to make sure everyone has an opportunity to engage with our programme, experience new ideas and meet new people who gather around our festivals.