We’re delighted to have helped V&A programme its next Friday Late and imagine what next for disabled people in the society of the future.
Today’s fantasies of the future help to shape tomorrow’s lived realities. This Friday Late, we turn to speculative and imagined worlds to reveal possibilities for the future – from artists looking forwards to heal the scars of the past, to designers using science fiction to interrupt reality. Can imagining alternative tomorrows influence today’s choices?
The full programme will be published in a week or two but includes Jason Wilsher-Mills artist and former History of Place Heritage Hub member will lead a creative workshop:
Future technologies could enable bodies to do incredible things, but does technology solve it all? Meet fully interactive sculpture ‘Brave Boy Billy’, who comes alive through augmented reality and tells the stories of young disabled people, through AR triggers.
He will be the inspiration for a workshop using ipads, where you will create futuristic designs for Billy’s transport, housing and socialising.
This event is co-hosted by Accentuate’s History of Place project and supported by Heritage Lottery Fund.