We Know Not What We May Be


An image with different postcards which have slogans such as: Money Can't Buy You Love, We Know But We Do Not Act, Pay What It Costs, Tax Damage, Live For The Future

Time is running out: against the clock, we need to imagine a better future.

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A collaborative and immersive experiment for the invention of the future, We Know Not What We May Be invites you to ‘rehearse’ possible tomorrows. From AI and robotics to responses to climate change, this performance installation takes big ideas and puts people at the heart of the decision-making process.

Join artistic collaborators from METIS, led by director Zoë Svendsen, alongside expert speakers from economics, geography and environmental science as they outline potential scenarios to co-imagine a collective vision. Book for either a utopian or dystopian approach and explore first-hand these alternative futures from the delightful to the terrifying.

Presented by the Barbican as part of our 2018 Season, The Art of Change, which explores how artists respond to, reflect and can potentially effect change in the social and political landscape. Find out more here.

Commissioned and produced by Artsadmin, and is part of the Season for Change: Inspiring Creative Actions on Climate Change.

Supported by a Cockayne Grants for the Arts, part of the London Community Foundation.

Developed as part of the Culture & Climate Change: Scenarios Residency Programme.


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