WHAT IS FUTUREPERFECT?
Sustainable living, and the principles of sustainability, have not become mainstream and aspirational for normal people – even though ‘sustainable’ stuff and ideas are everywhere. Something is not working.
The serious debates about sustainability are abstract, negative, and unengaging. And ‘green living’ is a consumerist distraction: not so much because lots of industries are still causing harm, but because the most interesting industries – culture, technology, finance, and others – are not involved or don’t understand their huge potential to create positive change. This is what is not working.
At the same time – new, less-materialistic, more-connected generations, who are ready for new lifestyles are emerging, and exploiting new opportunities for sustainable living that no-one even dreamt of before.
So Futureperfect has its mission to help fix the lack of engagement among normal people and organisations – including businesses – to the tremendous positive potential of sustainable living. To do this, Futureperfect focusses only on the new value that can be created, by new generations being exposed to new themes in new, experiential formats.
WHO IS FUTUREPERFECT FOR?
The main focus of Futureperfect is creating activities that showcase the great stuff already happening within real sustainable living. Futureperfect offers explorations with this content – through events like the Futureperfect festivals – of the amazing work going on, and the amazing people involved. This creates a tremendous opportunity to engage new people in the positive and high-potential themes of sustainable living – Futureperfect is for all these people and organisations.
Futureperfect Festival 2011 took place in Molkom near Karlstad, with the support of Karlstads Kommun, Region Värmland, and the Embassies of the United States, Norway, and Denmark. These are some of the images:
Access the 2011 Festival website here.
Futureperfect Festival 2012 took place on the island of Vaxholm, in collaboration with Waxholm Strand campsite, with the support of Vaxholms Kommun, and private donors. These are some of the images:
Access the 2012 Festival website here.
Futureperfect Festival 2013 took place on the island of Grinda, in the Stockholm archipelago, in collaboration with Grinda Wärdshus and Skärgårdsstiftelsen, with the support of Stockholm Visitors Board, Konstfack and other partners. These are some of the images:
Access the 2013 Festival website here.
Futureperfect Festival 2014 took place again the island of Grinda, in the Stockholm archipelago, in collaboration with Grinda Wärdshus and Skärgårdsstiftelsen, with the support of Stockholm Visitors Board, Konstfack and other partners. These are some of the images:
Access the 2014 Festival website here.
Futureperfect events are collaborations involving some or all the following program elements.
To find out more about Futureperfect events, click on the tabs below. Events follow similar formats to the program elements of the Festival. Upcoming events appear in the Calendar – click on them for more info.
The most high-profile of these are the Urban Futures Forums – they have their own website – which are events which enable policy makers at national and urban level to create partnerships and policy for the next generation of sustainable urban development
Here’s some highlights of Futureperfect events, outside the Festivals.
The first Urban Futures Forum took place in Copenhagen in October 2013, at the offices BIG architects, hosted by Ida Auken, Danish Environment Minister, and Bjarke Ingels. Images will be up here soon – for now, look at the project website, and click on the image to access the report.
The second Almedalen Dialogue took place in Visby, on Gotland, in July 2013 as part of Almedalsveckan, with Anna Denell, Karolina Lisslö, and Lisa Emilia Svensson. These are some of the images:
The first Food Futures Forum took place in Fotografiska in February 2013, with Mathias Dahlgren, Carolyn Steel, Jan Åman, and Ola Kjellander as speakers, sponsored by Fotografiska, Still Sparkling, Wagyu Beef, WWF, and more. These are some of the images:
An Art vs Technology Forum took place in December 2012, hosted by Rosendals Trädgård, in conjunction with an organic and local julbord (Christmas buffet), with André Heinz, Alexander Bard, and Joel Lindefors as speakers, and John Manoochehri facilitating. These are some of the images:
The first Almedalen Dialogue took place in Visby, on Gotland, in July 2012 as part of Almedalsveckan, with Jennifer Robinson, Kristin Hrafnsson, Jeremy Bowen, Alexander Bard, Måns Adler, Fredrik Wass, and John Manoochehri. Here’s a video captured by Joakim Jardenberg on his phone.
Futureperfect is a collaboration led by Resource Vision sustainable architecture and urban design studio. We welcome engagement with companies, cities, organisations, experts, creators and individuals want to explore, communicate, and engage around real sustainable living.