Assembly for the Future

Assembly for the Future is a series of participatory, digital gatherings in which the public who create new visions for futures that may be realistic, idealistic or utterly fanciful.

If you’re overwhelmed by the present because you feel the future is already here and you can’t imagine what’s next, then we invite you to assemble with us to collectively imagine better worlds. Using a simple approach involving a keynote provocation, intuitive responses and facilitated collective creation, we will envisage new pathways for the coming ten years.

Working within an assembly of thinkers, artists and provocateurs, you are invited to become protagonists, to put your imagination at the service of creating other, better, futures.

Assembly for the Future has its WORLD PREMIERE at BLEED Festival 2020 in three editions on July 9th, July 23rd and August 6. It will involve 210 future-building participants, 40 artists, thinkers, provocateurs and cultural operators who will generate a body of work from 2029 as Dispatches from the Future and a Future Archive.

Assembly for the Future was developed in early 2020 in response to the material conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic, and draws upon a presentation mode and sensibility embedded in 2970° Practising Democracy, the signature event dramaturgy developed by not yet it’s difficult.

Book your spot via the BLEED Festival website

Tickets are FREE and Black, Youth & Access tickets are prioritised.