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Archive: Restless Futures

Restless Futures at the London Design Festival

Contested Spaces was a forum hosted by the Spatial Practices Programme that explored the complexity of current approaches to the production of public/social spaces.

Perform 24-11-14 was an interactive event that questioned the boundaries of performance.

The Restless Futures programme ran for twelve months, culminating in a major conference in June 2015.

Key events consisted of a series of seminars, workshops, exhibitions, performances, and talks that addressed four key themes: No More Stuff, Democratising Innovation, Disruptive Technologies and Expanded Boundaries.

Introduction to Restless Futures

We live in an age of extraordinary change in which the futures opening up before us are uncertain and volatile. Many of the standard methods of thinking and action are being left grounded as new systems and networks evolve at high speed.

Art and design disciplines, with their lateral, contingent and speculative means, are in a good position to address these restless futures, and to posit how creativity might engage in societal transformation.

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Restless Futures catalogue