Leading thinkers, artists and academics will all appear as part of Interdependence across three Saturdays in July.

Speakers including Vicky Featherstone, Wayne McGregor and Peter Saville will come together across six sessions as part of MIF’s series, Interdependence: We Need To Talk. Presented in association with Vice, The Guardian and FutureEverything, Interdependence: We Need to Talk is three days of artist-led conversations around some of the most pressing issues facing the world today.

Interdependence highlights the importance of big ideas to the Festival,” says MIF Artisrtic Director John McGrath. “Our incredible contributors, from within and beyond the MIF17 programme, will be responding in the moment to each other and to the audience. We want to create genuinely open-ended conversations between key thinkers and audiences about the urgent questions of our time.”

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The first session, We Need To Talk About Power, features Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Lubaina Himid, Andrew O’Hagan, Deanna Rodger and Bad Language. The second, focusing on heroes, includes Phil Collins, Astrid Proll, Yael Bartana, and Abi Morgan.

The following week, We Need To Talk About Technology shares thoughts from Laurie Anderson, Wayne McGregor, Nina Freeman, Hannah Devlin, Professor Tony Prescott, Professor Joanna Bryson and Professor Björn Schuller. The following session looks at community, and features OMA, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Rick Lowe, Birgitta Jónsdóttir, Liam Gillick, Peter Saville, Matthew Higgs.

The final sessions, on truth and change, bring together Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb, Boris Charmatz, Grace Wales Bonner and Varaidzo, and Joel Golby, Alfie Brown, Fern Brady and Zing Tsjeng.


Tickets for Interdependence: We Need to Talk are on sale now, priced £5 per session / £10 per day: mif.co.uk/interdependence

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