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System Change Hive

Aged 18 – 25 and want to help design a better future? Have you creative skills, or an interest in art as activism? Curious how art and virtual reality can help communicate deep change? All artwork or stories completed during or after the workshops will receive exposure online at https://systemchangehive.org/. Select works may potentially be included in physical exhibitions in Brighton or beyond.   

£7

WORKSHOP 1: Radical Dreaming – Drawing life in sustainable, post-capitalist futures 

Saturday 9th November. 11:30am to 4:30pm 

£7

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Led by established artists from the System Change HIVE project, this workshop will explore aesthetics and the visual language of sustainable transformations, inviting participants to delve into new creative territory: how can we convey post-capitalist futures visually, and what might daily life be like in the zero-carbon economy of well-being that we need? What are the dreams and behaviours of the new human in post-capitalist futures?

Participants will discuss their reaction to artworks, visual inspiration and a virtual reality simulation created in Brighton in 2019, before moving to ideation in small groups, and guided drawing time.

Paper and basic art materials will be provided, please bring anything you’d like to supplement. People wishing to draw on i-pads should bring their own.


WORKSHOP 2: Imagineering the Next System – Art, virtual reality, and brighter futures

Sunday 10th November. 12:30 to 4:30pm

£7

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Led by established artists from the System Change HIVE project, participants will be taken on an interactive journey into possible pathways to brighter, sustainable futures, writing their own storyboard for how such futures might unfold.

After a short introduction to virtual reality and rapid transformations, attendees will unlock their imaginations and thoughts about future unfolding, exploring the potentials of virtual reality technology as a powerful means of societal change. Investigate possible key transformations in human relationships to work, urban space, money, democracy, automation and social identity, followed by a collaborative creative thinking challenge, designing your own story board or ‘pathway’ for rapid transition into the next system.


If you are unable to access the internet to book tickets please call 01424 728377 during opening hours and speak to a member of the team.

photo and details of artworks by Idil Bozkurt, Rebecca McDonald-Balfour, Cliff Crawford, Thomas Buckley and David Holyoake.

System Change HIVE is a creative engine room to explore alternative futures and visions of society. 15 young and established UK artists have collaborated with experts to imagine new systems, exploring pathways to brighter, fairer and sustainable futures. The multiple crises we face, from climate change to inequality to mental health, are deeply interrelated. A new path is urgently needed. 

https://systemchangehive.org/

System Change Hive
photo and details of artworks by Idil Bozkurt, Rebecca McDonald-Balfour, Cliff Crawford, Thomas Buckley and David Holyoake

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