20/20: Alternative Future Series

20 Ideas for 20 Years from Now!

Our Alternative Future Series of talks and events aims to bring together individuals from various industries to explore individual difference and collective vision.  

Launching in the Summer '19, we are looking for collaborators and participants to join the conversation. We would love to hear from you get in touch to join the conversation at [email protected] 


20/20 Full Programme

1 Post Capitalism? Good? Bad?
Alternative Forms of Economy or New Power Structures.

2 Protest for Public Space
Protest as a form of taking backspace for people.

3 Give or disappear
What will the super-rich 1% do?

4 Google Owns Maps
Are the maps really shared content? Do we all have access?

5 Creative Escape
What if everyone has access to creativity and art?

6 Techno Transculturation
When globalisation disintegrates traditional cultures and the remix creates the new.

7 Feel Something New
New forms of Experience.

8 Pay to Switch Off
Spaces to “switch off” from technology are new forms of luxury.

9 Recycle the City
Deprogram/Reprogram/Reuse.

10 Get more of what you don’t need
Consumerism sells dreams that people can’t afford.

11 Ritual City
Recent forms of Pilgrimage begin to re-inform our cities.

12 Better Yourself
Spaces for reflection and self-improvement

13 Currency Exchange
New forms of cultural heritage and ritual/new forms of exchange.

14 New Ruralism
Who will leave cities and go to the abandoned rural areas?

15 Metacultures Microculture
Globalisation reshapes subculture.

16 New Forms of Beauty
Subtlety, Decorative, Anti-Minimalist, and Anti-Mies.

17 New notions of Context
How do we redefine context to remove nostalgia?

18 Post Work/Post Play
What will people do? What will keep us engaged?

19 Micro Utopias
Re-Emergence of Experimental Spaces.

20 Who are they?
Generation X replaces the Baby Boomers.