Panel: Future Continuous Future(s)
Friday, 14 Dec 2018, 16:00 – 18:00
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Frédéric Neyrat
Liam Young
Esther Leslie

Which new narratives are being created in the artistic engagement with and by way of media? What types of speculative scenarios can we develop in order to examine the effects of the impending ecological and technological future in relation to our anthropocentric present? And how can a discursive field be created in which the future anticipates the present?

Frederic Neyrat is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature at UW-Madison (USA). He is the editor of Alienocene and a member of the editorial board of the journals Lignes and Multitudes. His most recent book is The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation (2018).

Liam Young is a speculative architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is co-founder of Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today, an urban futures think tank, exploring the local and global implications of new technologies and unknown fields.

Moderated by Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics and co-director at the Birkbeck college, University of London.