What Happens If We Push This?

A workshop imagining solutions for a post-work, post-carbon society
When & Where: 
TATE EXCHANGE, Level 5, Switch House, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG (12pm - 5:30pm)

From an unprecedented rate of technological acceleration to climate change, fragile economies, humanitarian crises, and shifting demographics: we live in precarious times. It’s easy to feel lost or despondent in the face of our situation, but as artists and designers we have the chance to imagine a better world.

What Happens If We Push This? will explore how to breakthrough the inertia of despondency, and develop a range of responses to two of the biggest challenges facing society today: The future of energy and the future of work. Join subject experts, artists and designers to collectively make images and objects that address these challenges.

You will be guided through the process of thinking, making, and doing, using methods from design-thinking to rapid prototyping. You don’t need to be clairvoyant, mid-career artist or a climate scientist to attend this workshop. It has been created with everyone in mind. We encourage you to come and challenge yourself, in the spirit of solidarity and progress.

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The workshop will be led by Algo-Worker Collective, University of the Arts London:
Andrew Simms: author, analyst and co-director of the New Weather Institute
Charlotte Webb: artist, researcher, bot matchmaker, Digital Learning Coordinator, University of the Arts London
David Cross: artist and Reader in Fine Art, University of the Arts London
Jake Charles Rees: Curator, futures researcher, meme-lecturer, Central Saint Martins
Jonathan Kearney: Course Director, MA Fine Art (Digital), Camberwell
Luke Whitehead: Creative Learning Director, UAL Futures

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