This event brought together an exceptional range of artists, academics and other industry experts to look at future approaches to living. It explored and critiqued the possibilities and desirability of creating new autonomous infrastructures across energy, trade and transport. The first day was a sandpit-workshop which invited select participants to present work and deliberate over the relationship between sustainability, artistic practice and possible futures. This was then opened out into a public event on the second day. Combining thought-provoking mini-presentations with open forums, the event offered space for over 70 delegates to contribute to an active dialogue about our futures.
Speakers included: Ashok Sukamaran, Kate Rich, Malcolm Miles, Lise Autogena, HeHe, Jo Joelson, Bryony Worthington and Nicola Triscott.
Following the symposium, at 6.30pm, AV Festival 10 and BALTIC presented free lecture by artist Gustav Metzger.
The event was a collaboration between Intersections (Newcastle University), The Arts Catalyst, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and AV Festival and was part of AV10: energy.
Intersections would like to thank the BALTIC staff, particularly Emma, Dave, Lizzie and Claudia for their invaluable assistance.
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