Dates: Thu 11 - Sun 14 Mar 2021
In this global period of great uncertainty and precarity we are looking to the future as a generative and liberating source of hope; imagining and dreaming of what the future might look like as an act of uncompromising defiance.
This programme centres the visions and voices of artists who we believe are vital to the building of a better world and who offer a powerful reimagining of what’s to come. How can we offer a genuinely progressive way forward in the face of so much global adversity? How do we allow ourselves to conceive a future that is radically different from where we are now? How can we safely connect to where we are now and learn from that?
These works were selected through an open call by a panel made up of artists and other arts organisations alongside our public programmes team, who felt these works addressed current social justice issues whilst offering creative inspiration for us as a global society to move forward; the climate crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, reliance on technology, urbanism, capitalism, queer futurity and explorations of trans and non-binary futures.
The festival features audio works, short films, panel discussions and workshops, take a look below for the full programme.
The panel for this festival comprised of Christina Elliott (Senior Producer, The Place), Sarah Golden (BA student, LCDS), Michael Kitchin (Assistant Producer, The Place), Maria Ryan (Creative Learning Producer, The Place), and Dr Lizzie Stewart (Lecturer in Modern Languages, Culture, and Society, King's College London).