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Future City, 27th-28th September 2013

September 28, 2013, 12:00 pm

Future City
Forum: Friday 27th September
Expeditions: Saturday 28th September

Future City is a collaborative project between Liverpool Biennial and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art that considers the role culture can play in re-imagining our future cities. Future City explores not only the scope of large-scale urban transformation around the globe but also smaller-scale, less official forces of change.

The two-day programme brings together thinkers and practitioners in the fields of art, architecture, and visual culture, as well as council leaders and urban planners, to share tactics and ideas in order to build an intellectual toolkit for a future city.

Friday 27th September

Free, booking required
Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building, Duckinfield Street, Liverpool L3 5RD

How do we imagine the future city? A day-long programme of interdisciplinary conversations will investigate the connections and asymmetries between various cities and will consider optimistic agendas for urban transformation. 

Speakers include:
Lindsey Ashworth / Deena Chalabi / Hamid Dabashi / Joseph Grima / Werner Hofer / Francesco Manacorda / Claire McColgan / Andrea Phillips / Nasser Rabbat / Philippe Rahm / Irit Rogoff / Saskia Sassen / Noura Al Sayeh / Payam Sharifi / Imre Szeman

For more information and to book your place, click here.

Saturday 28th September

Free, booking required
Various locations in Liverpool

A series of expeditions will explore place-making and alternative ways of looking at the city of Liverpool and its potential futures.

The expeditions include: a guided walk from the Pier Head to St. George's Hall with artist Bouchra Khalili and curator Omar Kholeif; a boat tour along the Leeds and Liverpool canal with The Peel Group; and an excursion to the Homebaked bakery in Anfield with artist Jeanne van Heeswijk.

Expedition 1: Bouchra Khalili & Omar Kholeif: book here
Expedition 2: Peel Boat Tour: book here
Expedition 3: Jeanne van Heeswijk: book here

A Futurist Library designed by Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad with an inventory by Lola Halifa Legrand will be open from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th September at the Public Exhibition Space of the John Lennon Art and Design Building.

Future City is a Pop-Up Mathaf project initiated by Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in partnership with Liverpool Biennial as part of Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture.

Click here for more information.