Created by Nesta, this one-day festival brings together thousands of people to occupy the future through a range of multi-sensory experiences, including talks and debates, comedy and music, artistic installations and interactive performances.
Past festivals have welcomed thinkers and performers such as Edward Snowden, Vivienne Westwood, Akala, Jon Ronson, Imogen Heap and Brian Eno.
FutureFest Lates invite all curious minds on a journey to experience and shape the future. Our evening events, provide audiences with immersive installations and exploratory talks set in inspiring venues, from a maze of underground tunnels to an urban rooftop rainforest.
This year, we’ve explored science and science fiction with author and physicist Jim Al-Khalili in The Vaults under Waterloo, and the future of storytelling with installations, performances and a panel discussion in the Barbican conservatory.
The future is not something that happens to us, but something we can create. FutureFest explores how the big challenges of our time can be tackled by empowering people to shape the future.
FutureFest 2020: Survival kit for the future
How can the planet sustain us? What will Alexa do with your biggest secrets? How can we learn to be alone together?
With questions as big as these, it’s tempting to retreat, take shelter in a remote forest and hide from the world. But what we need is a map and a compass to point us in the right direction. FutureFest 2020 offers you the essential tools to reset the clock on doomsday and navigate a better future.
In 2020 the festival brings together the artistic installations, performances, talks and debates that you need to build your own survival kit for the future.
Interested in collaborating?
If you are interested in exploring opportunities to contribute to the festival, get in touch by email at [email protected] - we would love to hear from you.