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Using Arts and Culture to Imagine the Future (Webinar)

July 13 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Arts and Culture to Imagine the Future (Webinar) with Anna Beate Hovind

Saturday, July 13 | 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CT

Location: Online on Zoom

Anne Beate Hovind is an urban developer who commissions and produces art in public spaces. She is the curator of the world renowned Future Library in Oslo, a public artwork by Scottish artist Katie Paterson, which will unfold over the next 100 years, challenging our concept of time, as well as of trust. Over the past 20 years, Anne Beate worked at the interface of art, culture, and business where she has gained a vast amount of experience in realizing complex and original projects. In 2018, she received the Oslo Municipality’s Artist Award for her work with art in the city.

Hovind says, “Living in today’s modern world, it is easy to experience an anxiety-inducing uncertainty of what the future holds; we only know that change will come quickly and that it will be disruptive, and this inability to comfortably predict the future – even ten years out – makes it risky to undertake long-term projects. The increasing inundation of change that we now face greatly shrinks our time horizon and keeps us hyper-focused only on the immediate future. Reflecting on past cultural practices can help contemporary artists imagine a future where the arts, culture, and traditional handcraft not only survives, but thrives.”

Based on her experience as Chairwoman of The Future Library Trust, Hovind will share her learnings from a project whose outcome will unfold far beyond our lives. Join us for this webinar to learn about emotional design, linear vs. explorative design, long-term thinking vs. short-termism, and much more.

Registration required for this free event. Sign up here.


July 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM