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What is shaping how you think about the planet’s future?

Forecast is Invisible Dust’s new online programme exploring answers to that question.

Bringing together artists, scientists, thinkers and change-makers from across the globe, Forecast makes space for reflection and promotes fresh ways of seeing the world.

Watch new health and nature events.

In early July we explored the connections between human health and nature through a series of lunchtime art-science discussions.

We were joined by artists Frances Disley and Rebecca Neudecker, scientists including Sir David King and the young environmentalist who Naomi Klein said should be UN Secretary General, Elizabeth Wathuti.

Recordings are available here.

Featured Forecast conversation

“What will our view of nature bring to the future?” was the theme of this discussion, chaired by Founder of Synchronicity Earth Jessica Sweidan.

Featuring Milka Chepkorir from the Sengwer indigenous community, artist-architect Usman Haque, psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist, and environmental philosopher Danielle Celermajer.

Explore the full archive here.

50 thoughts about the planet’s future

To launch Forecast’s programme, we asked our central question to 50 people across the world, asking for answers in no more than 50 words:

What is shaping how you think about the planet’s future?

Contributors include Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, Carlo Rovelli, Lily Cole, Hyphen Labs, Kasia Molga, Usman Haque and Judy Ling Wong.

You can browse read their responses here.

Forecast Artworks & Performances

Ahilapalapa Rands – ‘E Kū mālo`elo`e’ (To Stand Firm) 

“Where I’m from, we walk backwards into the future. Everything known, everything that has happened so far is what we face. Behind us is the unknown. Where we are going.”

Woven Time: A Girdle of Fig Leaves  – Adam Chodzko

A video in the form of a dream premonition. Adam Chodzko speculates about what art might need to become next in order to make a path of hope into the future.

Forecasting: Interesting Worlds – Flagship Forecast Artwork by Fei Jun

You can watch the artist Fei Jun and two of the co-producers of this work in conversation with arts-science producer Lucy Wood and on our watchback page.

Dark Interludes – Michelle St Anne and Julie Vulcan with The Living Room Theatre

“By recognising the patterns of our own pain, beauty, and suffering we might begin to understand how we as humans might break the cycle of the forever unjust.”

Programme Partners

We are delighted to be working alongside some wonderful people and organisations from around the world as Forecast evolves over the coming months and years. Our partners include:

  • 32° East | Ugandan Arts Trust, Uganda
  • British Council Germany
  • Central Academy of Fine Arts, China
  • Flourishing Diversity, UK
  • Jessica Sweidan, Synchronicity Earth, UK
  • Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity, University of York, UK
  • Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, USA
  • Sydney Environment Institute, Australia

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