Interdependence: We Need to Talk – Manchester International Festival (MIF) – Debates & performances

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Interdependence: We Need to Talk – Manchester International Festival (MIF) – Debates & performances

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.

Guests include:

  • 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:


Sat 01 Jul – 10.30 am – Hallé St Peter’s
Sat 01 Jul – 2.00 pm – Hallé St Peter’s
Sat 08 Jul – 10.30 am – The Stoller Hall
Sat 08 Jul – 2.00 pm – The Stoller Hall
Sat 15 Jul – 10.30 am – Albert Hall
Sat 15 Jul – 2.00 pm – Albert Hall

Ticket information

£5 per session
£10 per day

Accessible sessions
All sessions will be BSL interpreted

Commissioned and produced by Manchester International Festival. In association with FutureEverything, The Guardian and VICE.

Image: © Fraser Muggeridge studio

July 01 2017


Start: July 1, 2017 @ 10:30 am
End: July 15, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
Cost: £5 – £10
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