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Future Perspectives

Thu 29th Feb

The Barbican Creative Hub is hosting a one-day conference focussed on a creative response to the climate crisis.

This event will explore diverse perspectives and a multidisciplinary approach, with thought-leaders in circular, regenerative, slow, and de growth practices taking the stage.

Offering a mix of keynote presentations and panel discussions to inspire and inform an audience of creative businesses, freelancers, academics, students, and graduates.

Our aim is to provoke thought, create conversation, and explore how the region can harness its own unique perspectives to generate new ideas and positive future.

Find the Full Agenda HERE.


Geraldine Wharry, Futurist

Exploring the climate crisis theme through the principles of rewilding and emerging macrotrends. This keynote will offer insights on how the philosophy of rewilding is not only influencing spaces, but the wider arts, creative sectors, and society.

Gavin Munro, Full Grown

Intersecting the boundaries between Nature and Art, Science and Horticulture, Manufacture and Design, the company Full Grown bio-facture intricate furniture. Learn more about their slow process of growing chairs and how they have showcased this practice on a global stage.

Christopher Raeburn, Creative Director, RÆBURN

Pioneer of circularity, Christopher Raeburn will provide a unique insight into how theRÆBURN brand embraces a remade, reduce, and recycle ethos. Which when combined with intelligent design, a collaborative mindset, and considered products, has resulted in a brand with integrity and purpose.

Panel Discussion

An opportunity to discuss the themes of the day with a cross-section of panellists from the arts and creative sector with:

Jonathan Hendry, Jonathan Hendry Architects

Veronica Sekules, Director GroundWork Gallery

Fiona Carruthers, Artist

Theo Simpson, Artist

Claire Lea, Head of Sustainability, University of Lincoln

  • Date:
    Thu 29th Feb 2024
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    Free Tickets (Booking Required)