The Future Starts Here Events Programme
Film Screenings, Family Sundays, Culture Night and guided tours. ArkDes offers a busy programme in connection with the exhibition The Future Starts Here.
Tuesday 2 April 17.00: Director’s Talk with Kieran Long, Director at ArkDes.
The world of tomorrow is shaped by the designs and technologies emerging today.
This exhibition brings together 80 objects that point towards where society might be headed.
Guided by ethical and speculative questions, The Future Starts Here invites the visitor to consider what impact these objects might have on your bodies, your home, your work and your planet – ultimately your life and death. How could they affect the way you live, learn and even love?
Included in the exhibition ticket.
Family Sunday: The Super Powers of the Future
What gadgets and super powers will we need to get by in the future? We find inspiration in the exhibition The Future Starts Here. Decide your own power and design a power object in the ArkDes studio.
Family Sunday is included in the exhibition ticket, but you need a reservation ticket from the information desk when the museum opens. Be sure to come in time so you don’t miss the presentation! Limited availability. From age of 4.
Easter Holiday at ArkDes: The Super Powers of the Future
16-20 April, 13.00
21 April, 12.00
To coincide with The Future Starts Here, an exhibition interrogating our relationship to technology and design, ArkDes presents three film screenings that each explore the impact of design on Planet Earth. From different perspectives and with different approaches, each film asks a simple question: to what extent is the planet a design project?
Tuesday 26 March 18.00. In Aula ArkDes. Free admission.
How can we warn future generations of the deadly waste we’re leaving behind? What languages and signs will they understand? And if they do understand our warnings – will they heed our instructions? Onkalo, the world’s first permanent nuclear waste repository, is currently being built in Finland. It must be able to withstand climate change, natural disasters, people’s forgetfulness – as well as their curiosity – for at least 100,000 years. Onkalo – the Finnish word for “hiding place” – is according to director Michael Madsen, “A place we must remember to forget.” (Director: Michael Madsen. 2010. 1 hr 15 min)
Tuesday 23 April 18.00. In Aula ArkDes. Free admission.
The cult film Koyaanisqatsi, with an acclaimed soundtrack by Philip Glass, was Godfrey Reggio’s directorial debut and constitutes the first part of his Qatsi trilogy. The title is a word borrowed from the Hopi Native American tribe and means, “life out of balance.” Made between 1975 and 1982, the film is an apocalyptic vision of the collision of two worlds, the urban and the rural, and explores how modern life is out of balance with nature. (Director: Godfrey Reggio. 1983. 87 min)
Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Tuesday 21 May 18.00. In Aula ArkDes. Free admission.
ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a documentary that explores how humans have impacted the earth’s climate and ecosystem. The filmmakers travel to six continents and 20 countries to document the impact humanity has had on our planet. ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch is a fascinating and alarming observation of what drives the human race and the consequences of our dominance. (Director: Jennifer Baichwai, Nicholas de Pencier. 2018. 87 min)
Stockholm Culture Night: The Future Starts Here
27 April 18.00–24.00 Free admission.
The future is shaped by the design and technology being developed today. During Stockholm Culture Night you will have the opportunity to visit the acclaimed exhibition, The Future Starts Here from V&A, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The exhibition features 80 innovations, which give an idea of what the future may look like and how it may affect our lives. Different activities will also be arranged during the evening, such as board games and cosplay on the theme, “the future.”
Collaboration with Sverok, The Swedish Gaming Federation.
Talk: Are Cities for evereyone?
24 May, 18.00
As complex places of exchange, cities act as testbeds for technology. In Stockholm innovations in automation, artificial intelligence, and broader projects connected to sustainability and the mitigation of climate change are at the heart of discussion. In the face of rapid change and reciprocal challenges, this conversation brings together academics, designers, and thinkers together to ask: are cities for everyone?
Mae-Ling Lokko PhD, Architectural Scientist and Building Technology Researcher, Rensselaer School of Architecture (RPI)
Dan Hill, Director of Strategic Design, Vinnova
Pernilla Glaser, facilitator, RISE Group for Urban Development
Moderator: James Taylor-Foster, Curator, Contemporary Architecture and Design, ArkDes
In English. Free admission.
The discussion is accompanied by a bar and DJ Petter Nordkvist (Studio Barnhus) in Café Blom’s courtyard.
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