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How might diverse societies accommodate ten billion humans in one city so that Earth might begin to heal?
How would we behave as a collective in a single hyper-dense city?
In this virtual Assembly, Australian-born / Los Angeles-based speculative architect and filmmaker Liam Young explores these question with eminent respondents, Nyikina Warrwa Custodian, AP1957 (Professor Anne Poelina) a Guardian of Martuwarra, and Nobel Prize Laureate, Professor Peter Doherty.
This collective provocation was taken up in future-making rooms stewarded by an ensemble of artist-moderators in the speculation of new worlds. Each artist-moderator created artworks as records of these new worlds in the form of Dispatches from the Future.
This Assembly for the Future was presented at ANAT SPECTRA 2022 :: Multiplicity on 25 March 2022, and is a project of The Things We Did Next, co-created by Alex Kelly & David Pledger and produced by Sophia Marinos with Not Yet It’s Difficult.
Keeper of Time and coCurator for the Future: Alex Kelly
Dramaturg and coCurator for the Future: David Pledger
Producer for the Future: Sophia Marinos
First Speaker: Liam Young
Respondents: Professor Peter Doherty & Professor Anne Poelina
Artist-Moderators: April Phillips, David Finnigan, Eleanor Jackson, Huong Truong, Jenna Lee, Jennifer Mills, Jen Rae, Jordan Lacey, Nina Sellars, Zoe Scoglio
Digital Usher: Robbie McEwan
Composer: Aaron Cupples
Visual Design: Elliat Rich
Video Editor: Lewis Isaacs