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June 1st

Artist Gareth Owen Lloyd will be leading a workshop on what the artwork of the future could be.

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7th experiment of the curatorial platform A---Z run by Anne Duffau

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HOST: The Crystal

The Crystal is a sustainable cities initiative by Siemens that explores how we can create a better future for our cities.

in the possible scenarios of the future who are the artists and what might they make?

12 experts will imagine new speculative artworks:

Lives in Bristol, and is author of the acclaimed collection of three stories Paintwork which includes the 2010 BSFA Short Fiction Award nominated ‘Havana Augmented’ and Paintwork about an augmented reality street artist 3Cube who wants to break into the mainstream. When he’s not writing science fiction he writes about Japanese animation and comics for websites like Anime News Network and Tor.
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Speculative designer, moved to London in 2008, has a mixed background in art and design. He graduated in 2010 from the Royal College of Art in Design Interactions. Science is usually an excuse for him to imagine new relationships between people and technology.
 Sitraka Rakotoniaina
Based in London, Tan completed an MFA at Goldsmiths in 2011, Tan’s practice is multi-disciplinary, varying from sculpture through to live art. Underlying her practice, is the constant need to see beyond the physical constants that govern our lives; their significance makes the possibility of their subjugation all the more fantastic. She challenges the status quo so to discover something that further helps us to understand our place in our world. She lived for two years in Iceland and in 2012 performed at Supernormal Festival. Solo projects include Circa Projects, Newcastle and Carlos/Ishikawa, London.
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Based in London, Thomas works through collaboration and/or exploitation to manipulate the processes through which art is distributed in order to set in motion the mechanisms of social change. Thomas completed his MFA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, London, in 2012. Solo exhibitions in 2013 include Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin), the Centre for Contemporary Art (Tel Aviv) and Mercer Union (Toronto).
>more Christopher Kulendran Thomas
Based in London, Popper’s most recent project proposed to send one person on a voyage into deep space from where they will not return. The final short film was exhibited along side the space capsule film set constructed using low-end and found materials. Popper graduated in 2012 from the RCA in Design Interactions and has recently exhibited at the V&A KOSMICA at The Arts Catalyst and at the 63rd International Astronautical Congress.
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Pascual’s work focuses on the informal shaping of Space through legal loopholes. Currently, he is a La Caixa fellow researching at the CRA, Goldsmiths, where he is conducting his MPhil/PhD on Speculation, Sovereignty and Territorial Boundaries concerning the Spanish Real Estate crisis. His work will be part of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013.
>more Daniel Fernández Pascual
Based in London, Ahsan is co-founder of the DIY Cultures - UK’s largest dayfestival of Zines,  artists books & alternatives. His artwork and projects have been exhibited widely nationally & internationally from Tate Britain to Shanaaktht Festival, Pakistan. He has runs Other Asias since 2008  - a transnational family of creative collectives between a creative think-tank & production company. He has been nominated for a Shell Our Heroes Award 2013 for campaigns against Extradition law & solitary Confinement and Al Hamra award for excellence in the arts 2013. An alumni of Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Art and Gwangju Biennale International Curators Course. His book Shy Radical - about introvert militant politics - will be released by Bookwork in March 2014 Hamja Ahsan
Gendall turns abstract worlds edible and pursues “a cross-eyed discipline that could be dubbed as Culinary Materialism”. He has created flowers that smell like garlic and is currently working on cultivating a Martian wine. He has directed an edible opera in Madrid and presented a metonymic cooking show on LuckyPDF TV: Auto Italia Live.
 Carlos Monleon Gendall
Palmer is working on Ant Ballet, a six-year research project into control systems, paranoia and dancing insects. He a collaborator with Open_H2O and Protei (open source projects developing oceanic technologies). He has travelled around the world, hitchhiked across Iceland, taught I.T. in the depths of the Amazon and sometimes plays with ants. He is a tutor in the Interactive Architecture Workshop at the Bartlett School of Architecture UCL.
>more Ollie Palmer
Post-doctoral research associate in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University. He graduated from Durham University in 2012 with a PhD on Mid-Twentieth Century Dystopian Fiction and Political Thought. His research interests are in cultural history, critical theory, apocalypse, utopia/dystopia, and the relationship between visual arts and literature
>more Dr Adam Stock
Senior Lecturer in Fine Art Theory at Chelsea College of Art and Design. He has written extensively on contemporary art in publications such as Art Monthly, as well as engaging with theoretical approaches to notions of archive, material culture, science fiction and utopia. He is author of the book Traces of Modernity.
>more Dr Dan Smith
PhD student in the department of Medical Anthropology at UCL.  She has a position with stipend at the Max Planck Institute for the study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity. Her PhD research is about Roma minority and their interactions with healthcare services in Madrid. >more
Beatriz Aragon
The Department of Things to Come is a research group formed to study the intersections of visual culture and text in science fiction, led by Dr Dan Smith & Dr Adam Stock 
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Sourced from science fiction novels, short stories and films this timeline charts the future of art.
> art history of the future