This provocative, intergenerational and action-focused event brought creative-cultural leaders and institutions together with funders, grassroots activists, policy-makers and the scientific community to explore what creativity, leadership and innovation means in the context of climate and ecological emergency, ahead of the crucial COP26 climate talks.
Taking place on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at the Royal Geographical Society London, it brought together high-profile expert speakers and facilitators with an audience of over 300 from across the UK and beyond. Together We Make Tomorrow asks: What will the world be like in 2030, and what can the creative and cultural community do now to push us closer to the future we want?
This day-long event looked at the political, demographic, economic and social forces driving our changing climate and devastating loss of nature, and explored how the arts and cultural sector can be galvanised to move us towards net-zero, whilst laying foundations for a more connected, viable and just future society, through interactive sessions, performances, high profile keynotes, and cross-disciplinary discussion. Participants were asked to bring vision, experience and expertise to help shape and contribute towards the day.
Participants include Kate Raworth, renegade economist tackling social and ecological challenges; Noga Levy-Rapoport, climate justice advocate with UK Student Climate Network; Nabil Ahmed, visual artist and Founder of INTERPRT; Jamie Oborne, Manager of The 1975 and Entrepreneur Of The Year (2018); Kareem Dayes, musician and Founder of the Rural Urban Synthesis Society; Afsheen Kabir Rashid, co-Founder and co-CEO of Repowering London; and Chris Stark, Chief Executive of the Committee on Climate Change.