25th November, 2021 / 13:00 - 14:00
13th May, 2016
2025: Forecasting Futures is an exhibition aimed at engaging audiences in speculations about the key design trends which will shape and transform our everyday lives. The exhibition is open to all.
This exhibition is supported by a conference on Thursday 19 May.
Five provocations covering important global themes have been authored by experts in the relevant disciplines. The provocations are intended to elicit a variety of creative responses that can include visual, sound, performance and written contributions. These responses will be curated into an exhibition and accompanying conference where the authors of the provocations are invited to respond to the creative work and participate in a discussion panel.
This exhibition, conference and related events consider the practices, theories and methods involved in forecasting futures. Futures studies (also called futurology) is the study of postulating possible, probable, and preferable futures and the worldviews and myths that underlie them. As major forces such as urbanisation, accelerating technological change, the ageing population and increasing global connections come together to dramatically transform our world, an understanding of the future has never been so important.
Future studies/trend forecasting/futurology has been increasingly adopted by organisations, institutions and nations as a means of predicting alternative futures and managing perceived risk. This conference and exhibition will provide a platform for understanding the key trends disrupting and reshaping the political, economic, social, technological and cultural terrain.