David Buckland at Restless Futures Conference
11 June 2015, 9.30am - 5.30pm
Platform Theatre, Central Saint Martins
'How do we live in an age of extraordinary change in which the futures opening up before us are uncertain and volatile'
Cape Farewell's Director David Buckland will be participating in the Restless Futures Conference - the culmination of a 12-month programme of events organised by Central Saint Martins.
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 unheard-of 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.
This day-long event is a rare and unique opportunity to listen and meet a world-class group of experts and speakers from the worlds of art, design, music, performance, environmentalism, architecture, urbanism and public policy. Featuring 20 renowned national and international contributors, including novelist, director, actor and comedian Stella Duffy; writer, cultural commentator and award-winning broadcaster Ekow Eshun; founding partner of muf architects Liza Fior; Adam Greenfield, Founder/Director of Urbanscale and author of Everywhere: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing; award winning designer Usman Haque, founder of the Internet of Things & Umbrellium; Director of Somerset House Jonathan Reekie; authority on cultural policy and Director of SESC Sao Paulo, Danilo Santos de Miranda and world-leading author, sociologist and urbanist Richard Sennett, Centennial Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics.