Nick Ryan
Future Now Symposium 2019
March 7–8, 2019
Aesthetica Magazine
York, UK

We are currently living in a time of globalization, expansion and media saturation. There have been considerable shifts in civilization in the Information Age – we now communicate with each other instantly, yet with an alarming level of disconnect. Through panel discussions, lectures and portfolio reviews, The Future Now Symposium is an exploration of 21st century culture through the mechanism of art.

Through imaginative debates, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now is a platform for idea generation. This two-day event brings together key institutions, galleries and publications for discussion surrounding the most pressing issues from today’s creative industries, including Hannah Starkey, Todd Hido, Alex Majoli, and with organizations including Aesthetica Magazine, Dazed, Frieze, Royal Academy, Foam Amsterdam, Tate, and The Design Museum, among others.

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