Future Scenarios

Date:Wed 05 Jul
Time:7 -9pm
Venue:Hot Numbers, Gwydir St

Future Scenarios – concluding cafe conversation with Stephen Peake
Zoe Svendsen will be in conversation with Stephen Peake, - senior lecturer in environmental technologies at the Open University.
As the end of Zoe’s official residency approaches, she would like to mark the end with a unique twist. As well as asking Stephen Peake:
What is the best possible economic structure for responding to climate change? And what would it be like to live in this future system?
Zoe will present a sketch of a future scenario derived from all the previous café conversations and ask Stephen Peake to act as ‘respondent’ to the scenario and imagine what it might be to live in that world with both intended and unintended consequences.
Zoe has previously held café conversations with: Carolyn Steel, Chris Hope, Doina Petrescu, Joe Smith, Paul Mason , Frances Coppola and Ha-Joon Chang. Further details can be found here.

In addition, Cambridge Carbon Footprint will have a stand exhibiting a thermal imaging camera which reveals drafts and gaps in insulation together with information on Open eco homes – opening doors to low energy homes in Cambridge.

PLEASE NOTE this event takes place off site at Hot Numbers Café on Gwydir Street, Cambridge (just off Mill Road). Tickets are free but you do need to book in advance.

This research in public conversation was developed as part of the Culture & Climate Change: Scenarios Residency Programme.
@cultureandcc www.cultureandclimatechange.co.uk

The Scenarios work is led by Dr. Renata Tyszczuk. Culture and Climate Change is supported by The Open University OpenSpace Research Centre, The University of Sheffield School of Architecture, The Ashden Trust, Jerwood Charitable Foundation and the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures.

METIS is a Cambridge-based performing arts company creating interdisciplinary performance projects through rigorous research, characterised by extremely high production values. A fascination with maps, space, technology, travel and history drives our work in a range of media. METIS involves a network of artists, creating richly detailed audience experiences.

Zoë Svendsen is a theatre director, dramaturg and researcher. Artistic director of performing arts company, METIS, Zoë creates research-driven interdisciplinary performance projects exploring contemporary political subjects, including World Factory (UK tour, produced by Arts Admin; shortlisted for the Berlin Theatertreffen Stückemarkt 2016); 3rd Ring Out (TippingPoint Commission Award; UK tour), an emergency-planning-style ‘rehearsal’ for a climate crisis set in 2033; and an adaptation of Brecht’s parable on the moralities of capitalism, Four Men and a Poker Game (Northern Stage; The Tron). As dramaturg Zoë collaborates creatively on contemporary productions of classic texts, including: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure and The Changeling (Young Vic); Miss Julie (Aarhus Theatre, Denmark); Arden of Faversham (Royal Shakespeare Company); Edward II (National Theatre Olivier). Zoë lectures on dramaturgy at the University of Cambridge; is artistic associate at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich; an honorary (artistic) research fellow at Birkbeck’s Centre for Contemporary Theatre; and in 2014-15 was artist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

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PLEASE NOTE this event takes place off site at Hot Numbers Café on Gwydir Street, Cambridge (just off Mill Road). Doors open at 7pm - 7.15 start – 9 pm

Tickets are free but you do need to book in advance.

If you have any questions or queries about your booking please contact the Box Office on 01223 511511