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.
- Power Sat 1 July, 10.30am
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Lubaina Himid, Bad Language and more
- Heroes Sat 1 July, 2pm
Phil Collins, Astrid Proll, Yael Bartana and more
- Technology Sat 8 July, 10.30am
Laurie Anderson, Wayne McGregor, Nina Freeman and more
- Community Sat 8 July, 2pm
OMA, Rick Lowe, Birgitta Jónsdóttir and more
- Truth Sat 15 July, 10.30am
Nujeen Mustafa, Christina Lamb, Boris Charmatz, Grace Wales Bonner and more
- Change Sat 15 July, 2pm
VICE presents Joel Golby, Alfie Brown, Fern Brady, Zing Tsjeng and more
For full line-up details, see each dedicated session page:
Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival. In association with FutureEverything, The Guardian and VICE.
Image: © Fraser Muggeridge studio