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June 2016 Newsletter
We are delighted to announce that we will be touring World Factory this Autumn across the UK:- produced by Artsadmin. The funding is now in place, and we are just firming up dates and venues. As soon as the tour dates are finalised we will let you all know. In the meantime, we have been holding university workshops, giving interactive lectures, including in Rotterdam at Het Nieuwe Instituut, and a round table with an exciting array of economists and social scientists.
Next week in Hay-on-Wye at the Festival, METIS director Zoë Svendsen will be discussing post capitalism and a new project (working title: Shakespearonomics) we are collaborating on with journalist and writer Paul Mason, supported by the Young Vic. The project seeks to shine an alternative lens on the underpinning economic structures that shape plays by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, to explore what the emergence of capitalism meant for how we represent the human.
In other news, Zoë has been awarded a place on the Future Scenarios residency programme, a collaboration between the Jerwood Foundation, the Open University, University of Sheffield, and the Ashden Trust. This is how they describe the programme:
Working with artists’ moving image, photography, installation, theatre and performance, the chosen artists will undertake a new kind of residency programme which embeds them within climate research and policy knowledge networks, rather than within one institution. They will engage with climate scenarios, and explore and extend the ways in which society engages with the range of possible future climates.
Zoe will be working with three fellow artists Emma Critchley, Lena Dobrowolska and Teo Ormond-Skeaping on the Future Scenarios residency programme. For further details on these awarded places please click here.
Zoë is planning to explore future scenarios being developed by scientists, economists and geographers, to ask – ‘how would we live under those conditions, and what would our relationships to one another look like?’ We will update you as the residency develops – for more information, please click here.
With very best wishes
Zoë and the METIS team