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 invited audiences to consider and debate today’s hot-button topics: power, heroes, technology, community, truth and change. Over six sessions, a wide range of leading artists, architects, activists, politicians, writers, thinkers and the public explored 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.
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival. In association with FutureEverything, The Guardian and VICE.
Image: © Fraser Muggeridge studio