Our third Festival of the Future City took place in Bristol 16-18 October 2019.
Set over three days the festival – which aims to be the largest public debate about the future of cities – brought together politicians, writers, artists, scientists, change-makers, academics, journalists, students, the public, economists, futurists, policy makers, roboticists, philosophers, filmmakers, think tanks, charities, social enterprises, city-builders and more.
Among the key issues and solutions for our cities that were explored were: big city thinking; populism and dealing with the results of populism; radical cities (including a look at the 100th anniversaries of Red Vienna, Weimar and the Bauhaus); creating nature-rich cities; economics and productivity; how cities are dealing with legacies of guilt; and faith organisations and city futures.
Our fourth Festival of the Future City will take place in October 2021.
The 2019 Programme/
Download the 2019 brochure here.
There are albums of photos of some of the events that took place taken by Evan Dawson:
Audio Recordings 2019/
Festival of the Future City 2017/
Our second Festival of the Future City took place 18-20 October 2017. Participants explored the key issues for the future of our cities: how we can solve growing inequality and segregation; build healthy cities and places; foster sustainable cities; and explore a future of devolved powers.
Download the brochure here.
There are albums of photographs taken by @JonCraig_Photos on Flickr:
Festival of the Future City 2014/2015/
The first Festival of the Future City 2014/2015 was an 18-month programme of work that culminated in a major series of 69 events over four days from 17 to 20 November 2015 – including the buildup there were 139 events in total with over 20,000 participants. Details of the first festival are here. Much of the festival was filmed and a book has been published.