FutureEverything is an award-winning innovation lab for digital culture and annual festival, established in Manchester in 1995. For almost 20 years FutureEverything has been exploring the meeting point of technology, society and culture which lies at the heart of the digital debate. Through a community network and regular events it makes connections between thinkers, developers, coders, artists, designers, urbanists and policy makers – inspiring them to experiment and to collaborate in new ways.

2015 marks the 20th edition of Future Everything Festival. On February 26-28th Future Everything bring artists, designers, city makers, activists, technologists and business people together for a two day conference in Manchester’s stunning Town Hall. The programme will feature inspiring talks from internationally renowned speakers, plus numerous participatory workshops, debates and sessions. 

On its 20th year, FutureEverything asks “what now?” for our digital culture? Do we need a bigger vision than open, local, bottom up is best? What are the values and narratives that will define the twenty years to come?

One of the speakers in the conference was Forum Virium Helsinki’s CEO Jarmo Eskelinen. We should always be embracing openness and civic society’s reaction to the cities we live in, he says. Watch full presentation:

FutureEverything 2015: Jarmo Eskelinen from FutureEverything on Vimeo.

Jarmo Eskelinen also participated in a panel discussing citizen involvement, radicalism in the city, and creating new models for democracy. Panelists: Cllr Sue Murphy, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, activist, theorist and campaigner for Scottish Independence Pat Kane, Gabriella Gomez Mont, Forum Virium Helsinki’s CEO Jarmo Eskelinen and Enric Hidalgo. Watch full presentation:

FutureEverything 2015: Pat Kane / Cllr Sue Murphy / Jarmo Eskelinen / Gabriella Gomez Mont / Enric Hidalgo from FutureEverything on Vimeo.

 

Event website: http://futureeverything.org/


Time: 02/26/2015 – 12:00 – 02/28/2015 – 12:00 – 02/26/2015 – 12:00 – 02/28/2015 – 12:00
Venue: Manchester, UK

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