Future Now: The Apocalypse Project Exhibit | Palo Alto
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Institute for the Future | 201 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto, California
Submitted by the Event Organizer
The Apocalypse Project: House of Futures is a 7-month exhibition in Institute for the Future’s Future Gallery that explores the environmental futures in the anthropocene through the lens of high fashion.
Started in 2013 by artist and designer Catherine Sarah Young at an art/science residency in the Singapore-ETH Future Cities Laboratory in 2013, The Apocalypse Project has traveled from Singapore to Manila, Seoul, San Francisco, and New York City and features creative collaborations with sustainability researchers.
At the Future Gallery of IFTF, the audience can view and interact with wearable products, such as clothing, hats, jewelry, and perfumes. They can engage in interactive experiences through interdisciplinary projects. The exhibition will welcome audiences of all ages and include free public events.
The day-long event will be the first in the Future Now series, where IFTF will open the doors to the Future Gallery, a 3,000 square foot room in the heart of Silicon Valley, for a full day of events and networking. The tentative schedule of the event is as follows:
What to Expect:
- 9:00am-12:00pm — Open space for viewing The Apocalypse Project and coworking
- 12:00-1:00pm — Lunch and talk by the creators of the exhibit, including either Stefan Müller Arisona or Simon Schubiger (ETH), and Catherine Young.
- 1:00-4:00pm — Guided tours of the exhibit to view and interact with the art on display, additional open space for coworking and conversation.
- 4:00-7:00pm — Cocktail reception with music by Stefan Müller Arisona and Simon Schubiger. Wine, beer and appetizers to be served.
- 7:00-8:00pm — Train from the Future: Guests are invited to ride public transportation together and encouraged to take the conversation onto the train with them. The Apocalypse Project stickers or wristbands will keep the group together as they head home.
Categories: Art & Museums, Weird, Wild & Wonderful Art