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METIS ARTS: Future Economies Talk

Future Economies: a Café Conversation with architect, lecturer and writer, Carolyn Steel

 Zoe Svendsen will be talking food, architecture and distribution systems with Carolyn Steel  author of The Hungry City, and creator of the concept of sitopia, ( asking the question  'What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change?& what would it be like to live in this future system?'


This is a free, bookable event - tickets can be booked through the Junction


This is a ‘research-in-public’ conversation, as part of the Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios Project

The Climate Change in Residence: Future Scenarios Project is a networked residency programme, created to catalyse new creative work that will encourage more open and imaginative, but also more purposeful, responses to the challenges of climate change in the present. 

This project is an experiment which pilots a new residency model — that of a ‘networked residency’. Rather than a traditional residency based in one institution, this networked residency engages with a community of people across institutions and disciplines whose work, individually and collectively, informs the development of climate scenarios. In July 2016, we announced Emma Critchley, Lena Dobrowolska & Teo Ormond-Skeaping and Zoë Svendsen as the selected artists. Drawing on previous practice in the development of World Factory, seen at Cambridge Junction October 2016, Zoë has made a commitment to ‘research-in-public’, engaging with experts by interviewing them in public at informal events. 

The project is the latest activity from the Culture and Climate Change programme, which is intended to bridge the gap between academia and the cultural sector - it began as a series of podcasts, events and publications available to download for free from by clicking here

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