Sat. 1, 8 & 15 July '17

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Interdependence: We Need to Talk

Provocative conversation and new ideas

The world has never been more connected – nor more divided. The old world order is being challenged by a new populism, with fear and mistrust on both sides. And yet such uncertainty and upheaval can inspire original thinking, as genuine engagement with opposing arguments breaks down barriers, reveals our shared humanity and gives rise to bold new ideas.

Curated by MIF, FutureEverything, The Guardian and VICE, Interdependence: We Need to Talk invites you to consider and debate today’s hot-button topics: power, heroes, technology, community, truth and change. Over six sessions, we’ll be bringing together a wide range of leading artists, architects, activists, politicians, writers and thinkers, and inviting you to join them as they explore each issue through conversations, discussions, performances and special artist interventions.

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival.

In association with FutureEverything, The Guardian and VICE.

Speakers

  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    Documentary film-maker

    David Olusoga

    Historian and broadcaster

  • Phil Collins

    Artist

    Astrid Proll

    Editor and Lecturer

  • Andrew O'Hagan

    Author

    Deanna Rodger

    Spoken-word artist

  • Yael Bartana

    Artist

    Lubaina Himid

    Artist

  • Laurie Anderson

    Musician and multi-media artist

    Wayne McGregor

    Choreographer

  • Aleks Krotoski

    Technology expert and broadcaster

    Nina Freeman

    Game designer

  • Laura Kate Dale

    Games critic

    Hannah Devlin

    Science journalist

  • Professor Tony Prescott

    Cognitive Neuroscientist

    Professor Joanna Bryson

    AI expert

  • Professor Bjorn Schuller

    Machine Learning expert

    Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

    Architects

  • Hans Ulrich Obrist

    Curator

    Rick Lowe

    Artist

  • Birgitta Jonsdottir

    Politician and Activist

    Karl Hyde

    Musician

  • Jez Green

    Charity worker and poet

    Joanne Wilson

    Homeless volunteer

  • Kevin Gopal

    Journalist

    Peter Saville

    Artist

  • Matthew Higgs

    Curator

    Liam Gillick

    Artist

  • Harley Weir

    Film Maker

    Grace Wales Bonner

    Fashion designer and artist

  • Boris Charmatz

    Choreographer

    Matthias von Hartz

    Curator

  • Nujeen Mustafa

    Activist and author

    Christina Lamb

    Journalist and author

  • Joel Golby

    Spoken word artist

    Alfie Brown

    Comedian

  • Fern Brady

    Comedian

    Zing Tsjeng

    Broadcaster

  • Saffiyah Khan

    Activist

    Little T

    Grime artist

  • Afghan Dan

    Grime artist

    Soph Aspin

    Grime artist

  • Beth-Foster Ogg

    Activist

    Michael Bruter

    Professor

  • Rants N Bants

    Comic and activist

    MiRo

    Companion robot

  • Adam O'Riordan

    Poet

  • Booking info

    Ticket information

     

    £5 per session

    £10 per day

    Accessible sessions
    All sessions will be BSL interpreted

    Book online

    or call 0843 208 1840