Festival of the Future City/

16-18 October 2019

Featured events

Beyond Apologies: Past Guilt and Urban Futures

Michele Curtis, Lawrence Hoo, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro, Michael Jenkins, Olivette Otele, Anne Thomas

Writers, artists, academics and activists debate how guilty cities should feel about their past and – critically – what cities should do about this to create better futures for all.

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16 October 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm Watershed

How AI is Learning to Write, Paint and Think

Marcus du Sautoy

Will a computer ever compose a symphony, write a prize-winning novel, or paint a masterpiece? And if so, would we be able to tell the difference? 

£9£6.50 View event
18 October 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm Watershed

How We Betrayed the Windrush Generation

Amelia Gentleman, Marie-Annick Gournet, Colin Grant

 At a time when nation states are pulling up the drawbridges and putting up barriers and walls, Gentleman and Grant explore how to create better and more tolerant places in the future. 

£9£6.50 View event
18 October 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm Watershed
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